Autumn anxiety may not be an official diagnosis but the annual experience of increased stress at this time of year is very real. As seasons go, fall is cited by many of my patients as the most stressful. The end of summer, a new school year, a more rigid schedule, and the impending holidays all contribute to autumn anxiety. Concerns about the delta variant are making the transition this year especially challenging.
Here are 6 strategies to help you stay strong within this stressful season.
Albert Camus observed, "autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower" but not everyone shares his excitement for the season. Transitions often cause anxiety and the transition this year from summer to fall is extra stressful for many people. Whatever you do, don't admire the autumn leaves as they fall from your iPhone screen. Go and see the real thing.