Starbucks might’ve called fall on August 30th with their beloved pumpkin spice latte, but the official start of the fall season is, September 22nd. If you’re struggling with the change offall Flyer 1 season and suffering with “end of summer blues,” you’re not alone. Many of us do, and it’s ok as long as you don’t get stuck in the struggle for too long. The great news is that purpose doesn’t recognize seasons, as it stays in a constant state of flow. Yay, purpose!!

So, as the transition begins and the long days of summer fade for shorter, darker days of fall, this is still YOUR season. Let’s give a hat tip to Mother Nature for forcing us to slow down to reflect, envision and prepare for our next season of breakthrough. There is no better time than now to do a self check-in, and ask yourself how you are doing. It can be easy to let the shorter days of sunshine affect your mental health and overall fitness, especially if you live in colder climates, but instead of falling prey to stagnation, I encourage you to move, read, learn, hone your skills, spend more time with family, set your goals and begin laying down your strategy for growth. It’s important to keep that purpose muscle flexing in every season because breakthrough happens in every season.

To keep yourself movin’ and groovin’, consider incorporating a Winter Ambassador into your overall mental health and fitness routine. It helps to have a partner to stay motivated and accountable (btw, it helps them too).

While we might be dreading fall and winter, our Scandinavian friends to the north look forward to this time of year. Here are some interesting facts: embracing winter is a hallmark of Scandinavian family life. Kids play outside at school, wearing light-reflecting vests, even when it’s dark in the daytime and snowing. They believe it’s never to late to cultivate a positive wintertime mind-set as an adult. Those who have a positive wintertime mind-set consistently employ three strategies.

  • Get outside! Yes, it’s true spending time outdoors even in cold temperatures will make you feel better (this is where a Winter Ambassador helps).
  • Make fall/winter special. Embrace all things cozy…light a fire or candles. Pause and enjoy.
  • Appreciate the season. It’s an opportunity to get absorbed in cooking, or reading, or art.

A new season brings so much possibility, opportunity, and growth, if we are open and receptive to it. When we welcome shifts in seasons, we embrace change and acceptance of the rhythms of life and death with nature, putting things in our life into perspective.

Here are 60 fall quotes to inspire you and get you excited for sweaters, boots, and all things pumpkin spice (now you can safely drink that pumpkin spice latte)!

**P.S. If you’re looking for more ways to flex and stretch during this growth season, the Jade Simmons app (launching soon) will be your place of endless possibilities! Sign up here to join our waitlist and be the first to gain access!