How to beat the post-summer doldrums

Summer’s over? Boo!

Summer is a superb season full of sun, sand and smiles, so many people genuinely feel a glimmer of depression when another one ends. But that’s not to say that autumn and winter can’t be full of wonderful memories, too. If you’re someone who suffers from the post-summer doldrums, read our handy guide to help overcome the blues. Who knows – you might even grow to enjoy the colder months!

1. Acceptance. Well, it’s not as if you didn’t know that summer would end, right? For a lot of people, it’s normal to be not as buoyant as they are in the warmer months – sluggish, even – so seek comfort in the fact that you’re not alone.

2. Plan your autumnal attack. That’s right – plan ahead, so you have something that really stimulates you post- summer. Perhaps it’ll be a treat, or an activity to look forward to. Maybe it’ll be something you’ve put “on the back burner” but always wanted to try. For something that little bit different, why not consider becoming one of our fabulous models. Now, that really would be something to anticipate in the shorter months: creative, well-paid assignments to get the juices flowing!

3. Out with the old, in with the new. Make post-summer the time for a complete makeover. Go through your wardrobe and eliminate any items you haven’t worn in three months. Though it can be hard to let go of certain articles, just think how refreshing it’d be to start afresh in the clothing department. Plus, it won’t be a chore looking for some new clobber: we all love clothes shopping, don’t we?
You can also apply the same concept to your household. Furniture, décor, kitchen items, bedroom fittings…who said spring is the only time for transformation?

4. Find a new hobby. Everyone should have one, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have one more. So, this autumn, find a new hobby to get stuck into, and watch the post-summer melancholy disappear for good. Whether it’s a team sport, popping to the nearest social club or staying indoors with a new-found interest in cooking, baking, exercise or knitting, there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied. There’s no excuse!

5. Look forward to next summer! So the winter days may seem to drag, but take solace in knowing that the next summer can be better than the last! Additionally, don’t obsess over when the next summer actually starts – if you treat the start of March as the time when what you’ve missed post-summer begins all over again, the winter days will shorter.

If you’ve experienced the post-summer blues before, we hope they won’t be too bad this year. Chin up, plan the rest of your year, stay healthy and safe, and look forward to 2023!