Do you get an empty feeling in your stomach that summer is coming to an end?
Ever since I was in college, I’d always get this empty feeling in my gut, that fall was coming, school was starting & summer was ending. To this day, I still get this feeling. I’m not sure if it’s because I grew up in the midwest, knowing that it would be another 9 months of colder weather having to go thru the harsh winters and rainy cold days of spring until summer would be back or why I would always get this feeling. To me, the best of summer was simple just waking up, putting on a pair of shorts instead of pants, wearing flip flops instead of shoes with covered toes allowing my skin and feet to breathe, my hair blowing in the wind vs. having to wear a hat on to keep my ears warm made me happy & put a smile on my face! Still to this day, summer is my favorite season of the year so I always have a difficult time letting go as I love to keep the windows and doors open at my house to allow the fresh breeze to come in. So as we transition from summer to fall, I get this almost sad feeling. As I get older, if I get that feeling in my stomach, I become aware of it & make sure to set aside time to use my yoga breath to calm myself and meditate. One of my favorite ways to meditate is to visualize myself on a sandy beach overlooking the ocean. By doing this, it allows me to imagine in my mind’s eye that I’m sitting at the beach taking deep breaths of the fresh ocean air into my lungs, imagining sticking my feet and toes into the soft sand, feeling the gentle breeze on my skin & enjoying the sounds of the waves crashing into the shore. Subscribe to my newsletter to receive my FREE ocean meditation.
As we transition from summer to fall, it starts to get darker earlier as each day progresses. Most of us can visualize fall sitting by a warm bonfire with our sweaters, vests and jeans on, drinking hot apple cider taking in the sights of fall with the trees changing colors of yellow, red & brown. Orange pumpkins, yellow mums and corn stalks are displayed in people’s yards and on their front porches. As this happens, we can follow the cycles of nature by nurturing ourselves and finding time to make space for ourselves. Some ways we can follow the cycles of nature are by continuing our yoga practice, meditating or journaling a few minutes a day. Subscribe to my newsletter for my FREE 3 day online yoga series or for a free PDF journal page.
Am I the only one who feels this way or do you ever get this feeling during this transition time?