Editor’s note: Updated June 2018 for clarity and additional resources.
Driving home from Labor Day weekend can be a depressing experience. Summer’s over and it’s time to get serious about work, schedules and the business of day-to-day life.
This abrupt shift into the new season can be jarring to our nervous system and emotionally overwhelming — but that doesn’t mean you have to trade a mellow attitude for stress and tension.
If you want to make the most of fall, you have to be mindful of the transition. Here are 5 ways to transition into fall with a high-vibe attitude!
1. Take it easy
After summer’s slowdown, you might be tempted to set your alarm extra early and go all-out this fall. Resist the urge! Ease back into your fast-paced lifestyle. When you jump back in too fast, you shock your nervous system. Try not to overcommit in September and get a lot of rest so that you can slowly transition back to a busy schedule. Check out my favorite counterintuitive tip for being more productive while doing less!
2. Recommit to health
At the beginning of the summer we often set powerful intentions to get healthy. We do fitness challenges, clean up our diets and try new healthy ventures. If you developed a wellness practice this summer, such as a new way of eating, workout routine or a meditation practice, commit to another 90 days of it. Recommitting to your practice will help keep the good energy flowing into the new season.
3. Start your day with high vibes
The back-to-business attitude of fall can make us feel bogged down as soon as the alarm buzzes. Instead, start your day with a mantra, a daily affirmation, a meditation or any other spiritual practice. Do something mindful in the morning to set yourself up to win, even if it’s simply lying in bed for a few minutes longer to start your day with grace.
One way to stick to your morning spiritual routine is by joining my Miracle Membership! Each month you get lots of new content and inspiration. You can begin your day with the monthly meditation or by listening to part of my audio lesson or Gabby’s Greatest Hit talk from my archives.
4. Receive guidance from the Universe
Set yourself up to win in the new season with a card reading. Shuffle your cards from The Universe Has Your Back card deck and pick three cards:
- The first card represents your past experiences and what you’re ready to transcend.
- The second card represents what you are working on right now.
- The final card will represent what is to come in the future.
5. Bust the anxiety pattern with a breath break
The main reason people feel anxious after Labor Day is because they dive into old patterns and forget to breathe. We move so fast into the energy and speed of the “back-to-school” season that we forget to take mindful moments. One of the simplest ways out of that anxious state is to reconnect to your breath. Simply inhale for five seconds, hold your breath for five seconds and exhale for five seconds. Do this whenever you notice your anxiety set in. In any given moment, you can breathe your way back to peace. For more breathing exercises and guided meditations check out this blog.
If you want to wrap up your summer with a dose of inspiration, check out my Kundalini yoga digital course: Turn On Your Inner Light!
In this four-part course, I offer truthful guidance on life, inspiration and inner power. Each talk is followed by a Kundalini yoga set that aligns with the core lessons from the presentation. Throughout the course I share authentic tools for restoring your thoughts back to peace, straight-talk on how to ground your spiritual practice in your day-to-day life experiences, and energizing yoga kriyas to awaken your true power and inspiration.
If you feel called to explore Kundalini yoga, this course will help you transition into fall with a high-vibe attitude and a spiritual practice that will support you year round!