Although you should always strive to take care of yourself, how you do this might change with the seasons. The summer is the perfect time to get out into the sunshine at your favorite outdoorsy place to take some time to reflect. Here are some other tips for taking care of yourself this summer!
Take advantage of all the season has to offer
Summer may not be your favorite time of the year – maybe you live in a place where it gets too hot to even step outside, or maybe you are more of a winter sports fan and you get bored when the weather is nice. But you can still find ways to take advantage of what summer has to offer in order to take care of yourself.
• Go easy on yourself. Maybe you don’t like summer because it is such a busy time of year – after all, it is the time for graduations, weddings, and family gatherings. Remember to give yourself a break from all of the craziness. Take some time for yourself – time to breathe and maybe even meditate or just take a walk by yourself.
• Appreciate all that summer is. We get so busy that sometimes we forget to appreciate the little things that come with the seasons. Take the time to notice the special things that come along with summer, like the birds chirping, a cool evening after the heat of the day, and how nice a summer rain smells and feels.
• Enjoy your summer plate. Summertime means delicious fruits and veggies are all around – you may even have berries or a fruit tree growing in your own yard. Don’t let them just wither out there; take advantage of these fresh, plentiful, and nutritious foods that aren’t as easy to come by during the colder months.
Even if it’s not your favorite time of year, summer does have a lot to offer, and finding something in the season that you enjoy is part of enjoying the little things, which is what life is all about, and it is also a part of mindfulness! For more help with mindfulness therapy, contact Wasatch Crest in Heber, Utah, at (800) 385-3507.