HOW TO SURVIVE THE END-OF-SUMMER BLUES
Labor Day was the unofficial end of summer, and if you're feeling a little bit sad because it's already here, you're not the only one. End-of-summer blues is a common affliction. Transitions are always difficult, but the end of summer can be particularly hard because, in our minds, the end of summer means the end of fun and carefree summer days. Days are also getting colder and shorter, which can add to the end-of-summer blues. However, it doesn't have to be all that bad. Here are a few tips on how you can make the blues little less blue.
1. Look forward. Think about all the amazing things you can do throughout the fall. Drinking hot chocolate, reading by the fire, going for long walks in the park, watching your favorite television shows that are starting up again soon – fall doesn't have to be boring if you don't want it to.
2. Plan a trip. Just because you won't be able to go to the beach anymore doesn't mean you can't choose from a bunch of other options that make for an excellent fall vacation. Besides, remember how much fun it was to plan your summer vacation? And pack your luggage with your favorite swimwear, and Oliva bikini? Studies show that anticipation is often the most enjoyable part of an activity, and just thinking about a trip you plan to go on boosts happiness.
3. Rewrite your list. Are there things you didn't manage to do during summer, but wanted to? Put these things back on the list, but adapt them to Indian summer and early fall. For example, if you wanted to go berry-picking, go apple-picking instead.
4. Clean out your closet. What better time to renew your wardrobe than the end of a season? Get rid of all the things you haven't worn in ages. Throwing the old items away will feel almost therapeutic, and give you the chance to enjoy some retail therapy! You will also have more space for new clothes you will be anxious to try out when it finally gets a little colder.
5. Get a good night's sleep. When we don't sleep enough, and let's face it, during summer we don't want to waste our time on such a thing as sleep, we tend to get moody, and it’s harder for us to concentrate. So if you don't want to add to your end-of-summer blues even more, get a good night's sleep.
6. Have fun. Having a busier schedule doesn't mean having less fun. Organize a party, or go to a new place for drinks or dinner with your significant other. Plan a game night with your friends, go to the movies. There's lots of things you can do – just don't use the fall as an excuse to be lazy.
7. Immerse yourself in activities. The transition from summer's slower rhythms to fall’s faster pace can be difficult. To make it easier, focus on new goals for your personal and professional life. Study a foreign language, join a hiking group. Focus on being productive, so when summer comes again, you'll feel like you've really deserved some time off.
8. Keep wearing your Oliva Bikini on any occasion! Our Kelly piece can be wear as a top with a jean or a short. Smile guarantee