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Summer is a time of renewed energy, longer days, and a sense of possibility in the air. 

As the world comes alive around us, it’s the perfect opportunity to channel that energy into building a strong foundation of self-care and support.

Whether you’ve been hibernating during the colder months or simply feeling the need for a fresh start, summer is a great time to focus on your wellbeing and create practices that will sustain you throughout the year.

Here are some tips for harnessing the energy of summer and overcoming social anxiety:


Take some time to reflect on what you want to create and experience this summer. 

What are your goals for self-care, personal growth, and social connection? 

Write down your intentions and place them somewhere you’ll see them daily as a reminder of what you’re working towards 🎯

Remember, your intentions don’t have to be grand or elaborate – even small, consistent actions can lead to big shifts over time.


The longer days of summer provide an opportunity to create a morning routine that sets you up for success. 

Consider waking up a bit earlier to enjoy the quiet of the morning and engage in activities that nourish your mind, body, and spirit.

This could include meditation, journaling, stretching, or simply enjoying a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise.

A consistent morning routine can help you feel grounded, centered, and ready to face the day with intention.


Summer is the perfect time to soak up the healing power of nature. 

Make a point to spend time outdoors each day, whether it’s taking a walk in the park, tending to a garden, or simply sitting in the sunshine.

Being in nature has been shown to reduce stress, improve mood, and boost overall wellbeing. 

Plus, the vitamin D from the sun can help regulate your sleep-wake cycle and improve your energy levels. (Just don’t forget your sunscreen!)


The abundance of fresh, seasonal produce during the summer months makes it easier to nourish your body with whole, nutrient-dense foods. 

Visit your local farmers market or try your hand at growing your own herbs and vegetables.

Experiment with new recipes that incorporate fresh, colorful ingredients and make mealtime a celebration of the season’s bounty.

Remember, nourishing your body is an act of self-care and self-love.


Summer is a great time to prioritize social connection and build a support system. 

Reach out to friends and family members you haven’t seen in a while and plan outdoor activities together, such as picnics, hikes, or beach days.

Joining a club or group centered around a shared interest can also be a great way to meet new people and expand your social circle.

However, if you’ve been hibernating during the colder months, the idea of socializing may feel overwhelming or anxiety-provoking. 

Here are some tips for easing back into social situations:

– Start small and gradually build up to larger gatherings 

– Choose activities that feel comfortable and align with your interests 

– Practice self-compassion and don’t put pressure on yourself to be “perfect” 

– Take breaks when needed and honor your own boundaries 

– Remember that others may be feeling anxious too, and that’s okay 


While summer can be a time of increased activity and social engagement, it’s also important to prioritize rest and relaxation. 

Make time for activities that help you unwind and recharge, such as reading a book, taking a nap, or practicing a relaxing hobby like painting or knitting.

Create a calming bedtime routine that helps you wind down and get a good night’s sleep, such as taking a warm bath, practicing gentle stretches, or listening to soothing music.

Remember, rest is productive and essential for your overall wellbeing.


If you find yourself struggling with social anxiety or other mental health concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out for support

Talk to a trusted friend or family member, or consider seeking help from a mental health professional.

There are also many online resources and support groups available that can provide guidance and connection during this time.

Remember, asking for help is a sign of strength and self-awareness, not weakness.

Need some extra support as we transition into the summer months? Get in touch.