Today marks the end of summer, moving us into the cooler months of Autumn and winter. While many of us may feel apprehensive to welcome this season, there are many causes to celebrate!
Autumn brings a shift in what challenges us, allowing us the opportunity to be more reflective and more purposeful with our decisions. There is great change, both within us and in our surroundings during this season. If we allow ourselves to notice them, there is great beauty everywhere we look!
So, how can we best take advantage of this season?
Showing gratitude. Now is the perfect time to reflect upon all of the blessings we have in our lives. Taking a few moments each day to create a list of what we are grateful for can help us to feel happier, more fulfilled, and even stay healthier!
Setting our goals and intentions. This season brings space and time to be in our homes, to sit with ourselves, and to reflect upon what we want to see in our lives. Understanding where we want to go helps us to continuously make decisions that support those goals. Let’s take the time to clarity and set them concretely!
Letting go. With each changing season, there are habits, thoughts, and ideas that need to change as well. What do we need to let go of this Autumn to make room for the present? Is there anything unhealthy that might be dragging us down?
Looking inward. Autumn in the perfect, and often the most difficult, time to do some self-work. We can often find ourselves alone with our thoughts, without the distractions of summer, which can occasionally be overwhelming and uncomfortable. Autumn provides us the opportunities to sit with ourselves and to see where we need to bring extra attention and work.
Getting cozy! Now is the time to cuddle up, get close, and pull our friends and family a little tighter. We have the chance to spend a little extra time and become closer to the people in our lives, so let’s take it!
Share your Autumnal plans, thoughts, and ideas in the comments below! We can’t wait to hear them!