Summertime Blues – More than a country song

Summer will be in full swing with fun activities, swimming, and lots of food, but women are four times more likely than men to have low self-esteem, overwhelming feelings, stress and sadness in the summer.

Almost any woman will tell you that as Spring approaches they start thinking (or dreading) the summer clothing and activities. What most women don’t know is that the key to avoiding Summertime Blues lies between our ears; our mindset.

Millions of women in America tell themselves they’ll feel sexier, more confident, or will love themselves more AFTER they lose weight. What we’ve consistently found in working with women is that it’s possible to feel empowered NOW and to use that positive feeling to fuel your wellness journey.

5 Simple Tricks to Avoid the Summertime Blues  

  1. Start your day with gratitude- When your day begins with a gratitude mindset, happiness comes easily because you are focused on all the blessings in your life. Gratitude helps you embrace the daily grind and enjoy the simple beauty of life.

  1. Don’t simply exercise. Find an activity that fosters playfulness and curiosity.

  1. Get some natural light – Moderate sun exposure can elevate your mood by boosting the “happy hormone” (serotonin).

  1. Unfollow every social media account that causes you to fall into the comparison trap. Feeling unworthy after looking at photoshopped pictures and calling it “motivation”  is damaging to your confidence

  1. Attack the lack – practice loving yourself where you are at RIGHT NOW. It doesn’t have to come from a place of lack. Talk to yourself as if you were talking to your friend or child. Encourage yourself and be mindful of the words you use. Self-loathing pushes you further from your goals.

 

Let’s actually enjoy the summer (for once)!

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