What feelings come up when you think of summer ending and autumn creeping in? Is it one of refreshment and excitement for the new season to begin? Or perhaps you're disappointed for the summer fun in the sun to come to an end? Which side of the road are you on? Being a native New Englander, I always anticipate the change of seasons, ready to embrace the change in air, light and life focus.
If summer's half as busy for you as it is for most, the impending fall season may feel like an incredibly necessary wind-down time. As the weather begins to cool down and we gear up for a change, it's the perfect time to reevaluate your goals that may have slacked off after New Years, and use this time as a second resolution season.
What in your life needs a fresh start? Think about 1 or 2 things that would improve your life for the better, that you've been meaning to get around to doing. Does this mean going to bed earlier on a regular basis? Making sure you eat fruits and veggies daily? Choose just a few things so you can stick with it!
What goals are you striving to achieve that need a tweaking? Anything you've been working on that's taking longer than
expected? That could mean you just need to slightly tweak your plan to make it more actionable, less daunting and more easily
accessible. What could that be?
What projects around the house didn't get checked off during Spring Cleaning? Is the closet still overflowing and the basement a
mess? What project can you tackle that you've been putting off?
Aside from the beautiful colors, delicious seasonal foods and crisp air that autumn brings, it brings a new chance for achieving your goals by the end of the year as well. Don't feel guilty if your new year resolutions fell to the side -- pick them back up and reach your goals.
So, what will it be for you? I started a Whole30 reset program to take me into fall with some healthier eating habits. I'm also trying to walk three times a week for 30 minutes to ensure I make the most of the nicer weather before winter.
What are you going to choose? I'd love to hear from you!