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Soft skills Emotions & Emotional Intelligence Relationships

The regular coming and going of the seasons can be counted on every year. Each of us has our favourite. The seasons may even follow several typologies evaluating personality, appearance, colours and the like. Maybe our planning is linked to a specific part of the year. We have probably decided which activities we are looking forward to in the summer, and during summer we are already deciding what we will do in the winter.

The current season is always a popular topic for conversation. It can serve as formal "small talk" that can be joined in by everyone and it won't ever offend. At the same time, it is very modern to complain about the very period we are going through. Have you noticed that? It's very hot in the summer, it's freezing in the winter, and it gets dark so early! Road construction is happening again and the weather forecasts are always wrong!

Autumn (non) romance.

It is the period we have now, but it perhaps effects the most. "I don't like autumn" we may hear more often than "I don't like spring" - although this latter attitude you will definitely hear at the allergist.

So why does autumn put us in a funk? Some associate their dislike with the fact that autumn means the end of freedom and the beginning of duty from an early age. Someone pushed us into school after a summer of fun. We only began to perceive it fully around October, when autumn was already in full force. The days are getting shorter, the sky is getting heavier with thick grey clouds and we are constantly cold. Deadlines are being prepared at work, and it is slowly beginning to become clear - we subconsciously know that we have a number of months ahead of us before we warm up. That will definitely not improve our mood.

Nothing lasts forever-

In general, autumn is considered to be the most mentally demanding period. We may say that autumn is a time of melancholy and bad moods, even for cheerful personalities. Yes, all indications point to that. So how not to give in? If we look at the statistics, we find that while the period affects certain diagnoses, it is more a reflection of individuals than all of us being at risk.

But if we have a rather negative attitude towards autumn and our moods reflect that, let's try to look at the year as a whole.

The seasons alternate, so even autumn is not permanent. We can look at it as a period of calming and use it to prepare for the period we prefer.

Many positives can be found in the autumn.

It's one of the most colorful times of the year, and we can think of it as preparation for Christmas - if that's our favourite holiday. Autumn can have a healing function for us. We have the opportunity to go to the cinema and see our favourite movie, meet friends over tea or mulled wine, and walk through fallen leaves. We can observe how happy little children experience the season and how fascinated they are with all the autumn fruit that suddenly appear in parks, orchards and gardens. Maybe they could be an example for us. 

You can find something original in each period that other periods do not have. And so it would be a shame to not enjoy it.

Author: Veronika for Amy
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