Summer is Winding Down

Tomi Ogeye
2 min readAug 28, 2022
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

The sun is setting earlier and rising later. Plants are beginning to look forlorn and are changing color. The inevitable has begun. It’s time to get back to reality. I read about the Fall blues recently and how it’s a thing. I didn’t think it was but it seemed apt. The sinking feeling you experience once in a while.

School is going back in session. The weather will soon be colder. The environment will soon look different. I have decided not to wallow in the changes but to embrace them. It has been a game changer.

  1. Mindset shift: my first point of call was to remind myself to enjoy the season and time. Wallowing has a way of making one waste the present. Instead, seize the day and enjoy the moment, even the changes.
  2. Get Busy: embrace the change. Look for the good in it all. As the flowers and leaves change color, take pictures. Plan for Fall and indoor activities. Plan to be productive. Look out for indoor events and activities. Less time outside means that there’s more time to pray, meditate, think, and do. Spend time in these spaces.
  3. Connect: You have time to connect with nature and spend time outside before it gets cold. Go on walks, go to the park, go on a trip. And once the weather gets colder, it’s time to reconnect with your creative side. Connect with family and friends. Less time outside soon means you have other things to channel your energy toward. Pour into those around you. Make it worthwhile.
  4. Stay Grateful: the game changer is living a lifestyle that embraces gratitude and focuses on the good. It may be getting cold soon. The energy that accompanies summer may die down but the season of celebration and thanksgiving is upon us so snuggle with your spouse and children, learn a thing or two, and spread love and light.

Life is what you make of it. Take each day at a time and make the most of it. The little things matter so once you catch yourself begin to wallow, think of this post and redirect your thoughts. You’re doing great. Cheers!

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Tomi Ogeye

I love human beings. I love writing about what defines and influences me. I explore education, lifestyle, positivity, femininity, relationships, books, and God.