There is no sign of summer’s end: record setting highs, warm nights, beaches packed. On the peripheral though, we are all aware that summer’s warm days are soon to be replaced with the changing colours of fall, and not long after, the crisp winter nights.
We may be entering this last long weekend of summer with a sense of nostalgia for the good times we’ve had with family and friends.
With the end of summer often comes a need to declutter and get back to routine.
Here are a few fun and easy ways to say goodbye to the glory days of summer and step into fall feeling refreshed and ready.
- Host a garage sale
Garage sales are a great way to make some pocket change, but more importantly, they’re an excellent way to declutter your house and bond with your family. Don’t want to host a garage sale? Then donate your items! The process of going through your house with your family is remarkably cathartic and it is sure to help clear some space in your house and your mind.
- Set healthy habits
Did you know that September and January are actually the two busiest months at the gym! There are many other options to setting healthy habits than dieting and hitting the gym. Visit some of the many outdoor markets or apple orchards the city has; make a great fresh meal with your family, and hit the Gatineau Park to enjoy the scenery. There are many fun ways to live a healthy life that can involve the entire family.
- Set some goals
Maybe you had a lot of plans for the summer, and now you’re feeling like you didn’t get much done. Make a list of the things you want to accomplish this fall. Set your goals, discover your priorities. This task can be challenging, but it’ll help you reconnect with yourself.
Summer in Ottawa is filled with festivals, activities, and events, but now it’s time to buckle down and get ready for winter. That doesn’t have to have a chore either! Make this last long weekend of summer about reconnecting with yourself and your family.