We enter this fall season amid a sea of unknowns. This year, we may need more than pumpkin lattes and cozy scarves for comfort. It’s time to dive a little deep, people—and the good news is autumn is the perfect season to do it!
I have to admit that fall was never my favorite season; I generally favor flip-flops and sundresses over boots and fluffy sweaters. But I’ve decided to look at fall a little bit differently this year. In fact, it might just become my new favorite season as we are entering the ideal season to embrace change: autumn. The symbolism etched in the transformational nature of fall offers a universal lesson.
Let’s step into this season by being open to the new, seeking comfort in uncertainty, and finding balance within ourselves.
IT IS A SEASON OF CHANGE
Begin by taking stock of what is important to you—be it relationships, your health, or even the technology that helps us remain connected. As you inventory the positives in your life, you’ll quickly begin to release negative thoughts. Simple grounding techniques, such as breathing exercises and thought switching, can keep you in the present. By replacing negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll create the mental space for growth and happiness.
IT IS A SEASON OF COMFORT
Autumn brings soothing warm drinks and plush blankets. These material objects hold a certain contentment on their own—but what if we take comfort a step further? It’s important that we find a sense of ease within our homes.
You’ll want a space imbued with positive vibes. Clearing out the clutter to arrange an ideal “nest” is a good start. Consider repurposing some cute cups or feel-good mugs as storage for pens, paper clips, and other bits and bobs that might otherwise be scattered around. Set up comfortable, soft lighting to lift your mood without straining your eyes. You can also choose a few pretty plants—real or faux—that pay homage to the season while bringing life into your space. Finally, don’t forget a cozy throw to combat the impending chill and a candle for instant calm.
IT IS A SEASON OF BALANCE
It is important to attend to your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Venture outside for exercise and fall activities. As summer seeps into fall, also find moments to look within: self-reflect as you dive into an inspiring book, listen to a podcast, or enjoy your favorite music… whatever it takes to help you slow down and lose yourself in the comforts of your home.
Let’s welcome autumn with open arms, minds, and hearts. This is the season to revitalize your soul and prepare to emerge as a better person, both when standing alone and united together. Let the leaves fall where they may; we’ve got this!