When the summer comes to an end you might experience signs of August blues.
Maybe your routine was totally different during summer and now it's time to return to work and get back to “serious business”. After staying up late and enjoying holiday foods and little routine, getting back into the hustle and bustle of working life can feel difficult.
For families schedules tend to be chaotic during this time of the year: getting ready for school/college, re-starting hobbies and coordinating all these activities can be stressful.
And then, all of a sudden, it hits you that more than half of the year is already over (Didn't it just start?!). Combined with sudden changes of weather all of this can affect your physical and mental state.
Here are some things that you can do to get through the seasonal change without feeling out of whack.
Now is not the time to isolate yourself or go hiding in a cocoon. Yes, we're living in the midst of a pandemic, but you can still go for walks, exercise, and plan fun activities outdoors (or indoors with appropriate safety measures).
Pick something that you enjoy and create a healthy routine while limiting alcohol and junk food. This strategy will help you to stay on top of your game mentally and physically.
Look at the upcoming season as a time of new beginnings!
While dwelling in nostalgia can feel good for a moment, it can worsen the symptoms of August blues - especially if you´re only focusing on the things you have to let go.
If you notice that you´re focusing on the negatives, try to reframe the situation and look at the positives instead.
What are all the exciting things that you could do in the upcoming months? What things are typical for the autumn season that you can look forward to? (picking apples, hot chocolate, TV shows, bonfires, romantic candlelight dinners…)
What new habits can you implement in order to not fall back into old habits?
Are there friends and neighbors that you can reconnect with after your vacation?
By reframing the way you look at things you can change your outlook of things - and ultimately your mood.
Just because summer is over it doesn't mean you can´t take some of the best parts into fall!
You can still enjoy a barbecue, eat ice cream and enjoy outdoor activities or go swimming. In Finland, many people go swimming all year round, even in winter! In fact, people who swim throughout the winter believe this is their secret to health.
And while evenings are getting darker and cooler, you can still spend plenty of time outside, organize a party in the garden or explore new places.
Remember to take care of your body. In case you´re juggling too many things and feel overwhelmed, allow yourself to take breaks as well.
Here are our tips for self-care:
The last point is important: Don´t get overwhelmed by social media. Your friends and family might be posting amazing holiday pics or images of picture-perfect meals.
Remember: For every “perfect” pic they post there are hundreds of less perfect moments that they don´t share with the public! If social media is stressing you out, leave the phone aside, and engage in real-life activities instead.
Many people experience end-of-summer blues - so you´re certainly not alone! The fact that there's a name for this phenomenon means it's quite common and there's no reason to feel guilty or ashamed about it.
And don´t forget:
“The tans will fade but the memories will last forever."
Have you ever heard of hyperacidity of the body?
You probably did! But maybe the topic seemed too complex to you, so you quickly lost interest.
But this fact should awaken your interest again:
The majority of people in our modern society suffer from hyperacidity!
Yes, now you may be surprised or even shocked! The topic of hyperacidity is enormously important and should play an important role in your diet.
Hyperacidity or acidosis is caused by the increasing consumption of toxic and acid-forming foods. Unfortunately, many people eat a very acidic diet and don't get enough base-forming minerals.
If you haven't heard of the beauty protein collagen yet, you must be living somewhere under a rock.
Because in social media, the so-called beauty supplement is being promoted more than ever before. And that' s not without reason!
Collagen is one of the most popular supplements on the market. It supports the normal growth of hair and nails and healthy skin.
For this reason, supplements with collagen are often associated only with external beauty.
However, collagen is much more than just a skin, hair and nail care product. It offers numerous other benefits that you should definitely know about.
Learn what collagen is, what benefits it offers and why taking collagen supplements makes much sense.
Did you know that you have about 100 trillion bacteria in your body?
That might sound a bit scary at first, because we associate the word bacteria with something negative. But bacteria are actually essential for our survival and take over important tasks in our body. Most bacteria are found in our intestines, more specifically in the colon. Intestinal flora or intestinal microbiota is the term used to describe the totality of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, etc.) that colonize the intestine.
We distinguish between good and bad bacteria: The good bacteria are enormously important for health. However, certain types of bacteria in your gut can also contribute to many diseases.
Studies have found that if you have too many of the negative bacteria in your body, you are more likely to suffer from certain intestinal diseases, such as Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
What's interesting is that the food you eat has a big impact on your gut flora.