So summer’s over. No big deal, right?
Yeah, we’re totally cool with it. We definitely weren’t getting attached to the sunshine at all.
Sure, it’ll be tough to let go of those summer vibes. But it’s better to have loved and lost than to have never have loved at all, right?
Here’s how to – er – ‘cope’ with the loss of summer by getting your life back on track in a wholesome, healthy way.
START A NUTRITIOUS DIET
You need to prove to yourself that you can do just fine without summer. So don’t mope around – feel positive by starting healthy diet that’s good for your soul.
Start with salads and ancient grains, but if that ain’t working then go straight on to pizzas, burgers and whatever else it takes to ease the heartache.
TAKE IT EASY
Now that summer has abandoned you, you’ve got so much more time to focus on yourself. Take it easy and relax doing something you enjoy.
If that something is going to the tanning salon and pretending you’re on a beach in the Caribbean summer sun, then who are we to judge?
Because outright denial is a totally healthy way to deal with loss.
PARTY WITH YOUR FRIENDS
You need to show everyone that you don’t need summer to have a good time.
You’re independent. You know how to have fun all by yourself.
Hit the bar, and drown your summer sorrows in with a little help from a cocktail or two (or three, or four, or however many it takes to forget about the fact that summer never really needed you in the first place and is probably out there right now galavanting around with another country right this very moment).
REFLECT ON THE GOOD TIMES
Sometimes, a good way to move past a loss like this is to healthily reflect on the good times you had together.
We’d recommend sitting in on a Saturday night with a box of your summer holiday pictures, crying shamelessly into a pillow as you question how life can so cruelly take things away from you without any explanation.
RE-CONNECT WITH SUMMER
One of the most difficult aspects of a break-up is the notion that you’ll never see the one you loved ever again.
But it doesn’t have to be like that. Try re-connecting with summer in a casual, friendly way.
If that means flying to different countries obsessively tracking down the sunshine, then so be it. It’s definitely not you switching on crazy-ex stalker mode.
Here’s the deal. There are plenty of seasons in the calendar.
Well, four to be exact. But each one of them contains a host of incredible experiences to look forward to.
For example, it might even be time to start rekindling that old fling you had with Christmas 8 months ago?
The presents. The food. The partying. Yeah, Christmas is the one that got away. Start it up again, and see what happens.
You’ll forget about summer in no time.