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 ease into things with a high-vibe attitude, you have to be mindful of the transition.
1. Ease into autumn
After summer’s slowdown, you might be tempted to set your alarm extra early and go all-out. 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.
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 — a new way of eating, workout routine or started meditating — commit to another 90 days of it beginning the day after Labor Day. 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 a 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. For morning inspiration check out the Spirit Junkie Alarm Clock App. With this app you can set a reminder anytime to surface today’s affirmation or choose from any of the hundreds of previous affirmations to turn inward and shift your perception. Save your favorite affirmations, and share with friends to spread the love. Check out the app here.
4. Receive guidance from the universe
Set yourself up to win with a new season change card reading. Check out my Miracles Now Affirmation 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. And the final card will represent what is to come in the future. You can also use this deck daily as a spiritual guide to help expand your miracle mind-set. When in doubt, put your hand on the deck and say, ‘Thank you, divine guidance. I need a Miracle Now. Show me what you’ve got!’ Trust in the guidance you receive and let it inform your next right action. Check out the deck here.
Here’s my card reading for the new season
Card one represents our past experiences that we are ready to transcend. I can change my patterns when I change my mind about them.
Card two represents what we are working on right now. I make decisions from a place of intuition and power.
Card three represents our future visions. When I feel blocked, emotionally distressed, or overwhelmed, I turn to my breath.
Thank you #miraclesnow deck for this guidance. #SpiritJunkie
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 jolt of inspiration, check out my first ever 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. Check it out here.