This fall will be like no other. We had a brutal covid winter, isolated in our homes watching Netflix. Summer have a little reprieve, allowing us some outdoor patios and outdoor contact with friends. But I think I speak for most everyone when I say – we didn’t get enough of it and we are not ready to retreat back inside for the colder and shorter days of fall.
So how do we stay sane, safe and sexy this fall?
- Bundle up like a Swede – in Scandinavia, outdoor socializing doesn’t stop when the weather turns cold. People put on warm clothing, put up their heat lamps or start a fire, grab a mulled wine and they socialize outside all winter long. We need to stop seeing the end of warm sunny evening as the death of outdoor social time.
- Embrace digital – one thing we’ve all become better at is digital interactions. Countless ours of work zoom calls has made us pretty good at interacting through that medium. While the zoom drinks we tried last spring may have felt clunky and awkward, its safe to assume we’ve all gotten better at it. Give it another try.
- Embrace and sexify digital – with these improved digital skills comes a re-rennaisance of the sexy online times friends. If we end up needing to self isolate again this fall, sexy online times should move from discretionary to mandatory. We will all need the release.
- Treat yourself – close your eyes and imagine what it would take to make your home your absolute favourite place to be. I’m not talking major renovation. But what would make you happier if you need to spend a lot of time there this fall. Is it an spin bike, a new big screen, a new collection of sex toys, an indoor garden. Imagine it and then make it happen.
- Get in shape – many have gained a few pounds in their covid-isolation. This is understandable. But its also a recipe for a miserable winter. Use the next 6 weeks to get back to fighting shape so you feel good this winter. You’ll have enough keeping you feeling down without a spare tire weighing you down – physically and in spirit.
I try not to be a cynical person. But I have also want to be realistic. And I have a feeling this will be a tough fall and winter as we get our kids back in school and we have a second phase of this pandemic. We are already fed up with it, so I think this wave will feel tough for us. I’m trying to get ready to make the most of it.