If you’re not headed back to any sort of academic institution this fall, the store displays of school supplies and endless commercials can be a bit disorienting. What do adults do in back-to-school season, exactly? The air feels crisper, the leaves begin to turn colors, but we’re headed to the same daily routine we had in the summer.
Though you may not be enrolled in classes, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of the spirit of renewal and change that comes in the autumn months. Use this time, which is especially magical if you’re a New Englander like us, to shed those old colors and get in with the new. We have a few ideas.
Channel those back-to-school feelings
We bet that you’re feeling pretty comfortable in your routine right now: a job or two, a group of friends, a set of hobbies. But remember that nervous feeling on the first day of a new school year, that sense that anything could happen? It’s time to channel that feeling. Turn your nervous energy into positive energy with a tasty, superfood packed, Salted Caramel energy bar. Expose yourself to new groups and new activities, get outside your comfort zone, break an old habit for a new one. Being nervous isn’t such a bad thing after all.
Out with the old
Our friend Mother Nature uses the autumn season to clean house, and shouldn’t we all take a page out of her book? It’s time to make room for the new by getting rid of things, situations and relationships that aren’t serving any more purpose in your life. There’s no guilt or shame in shedding what doesn’t work — it’s just good biology.
Yes, you can re-up on supplies
Okay, yes, the best part of back-to-school is obviously the supplies. Just because you don’t need folders, binders and a three-hole punch doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to some fresh goods. Celebrate the fact that you don’t have to buy a textbook you’ll never read this year, and spend that $300 on something you might actually use.
Redd’s new Salted Caramel energy bar might be a good place to start. Salted Caramel Redd bars have the protein, superfoods, vitamins and minerals you need, with a super-decadent flavor to accompany all your warm fall beverages.