As the months get colder and darker, it’s easy to feel sad that we won’t be getting as much sun as we once used to.
As someone who loves summer, I definitely get a bit sad when I have to put away my Summer dresses, and choose more sensible (and much warmer) Autumn and Winter outfit choices.
However, there is so much to love in this season- and just because the days are darker, it doesn’t mean you have to feel sad! In this post, I’ve come up with 5 ways to stay positive as it gets darker, and find ways to enjoy the cooler months
Get as much light as possible
It can be hard when the days seem to get darker here in the UK, and whether that’s because of the weather or just the time of the year, it can feel like everything is dark.
To stay positive as it gets darker, try and get as much light as possible! Get out and about whenever the sun is out, and make the most of daylight hours.
If you’re working all day during the week, make the most of your weekends to enjoy the cool, crisp and (occasionally) sunny Autumn days.
Focus on the positives
There are so many positives to this time of year. Nothing beats that cosy feeling of wrapping up in a jumper, pouring a cup of tea, and reading a good book.
Autumn and Winter are full of things to look forward to, and it’s a great time to really cherish those evenings in.
I love those days when you have an excuse to not go out, and you can just chill inside with the heating on full blast, or catch up on some reading.
Do what you love
During the darker months, it’s inevitable that some of us will feel a bit down- so try and do what you love whenever you can.
See friends, enjoy your favourite indoor activities, and take time for yourself. If you tend to get a bit down at this time of the year, be super kind to yourself and don’t put pressure on yourself to be happy or perfect all the time.
It won’t last forever
In the UK, the seasons run like clockwork- and while we might not have the warmest Summers, during the Winter you always know that Spring and Summer are on the horizon soon!
A great way to stay positive in the darker months is to remember that nothing lasts forever, and soon enough you’ll be back to wearing Summer outfits and staying outside until late.
There’s lots of things to enjoy about darker nights, even when you are out and about. If you like Halloween, the dark is perfect for this spooky season, and there’s something very atmospheric about enjoying a Halloween party when it’s dark outside.
Bonfire Night is also a fun celebration that needs the dark, and there’s plenty of fun activities to enjoy during the darker months. Instead of feeling down about the darker months, enjoy what they have to offer.
Do you feel a bit sad when Summer ends? What’s your favourite way to stay positive as it gets darker? Do you enjoy cosy Autumn nights?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x
Picture credits Annie Spratt