This is by far my favorite time of year. You can feel the chill in the air, see the beauty of the leaves changing color and witness mother nature’s magic. As the leaves fall from the comfort of the trees, new leaves will be reborn next spring. This is the perfect time to take a look at your own life; which areas need to be buried and reborn with a fresh perspective. Are there aspects of yourself that you would rather move away from? Are there parts of your life that you would like to create a clean slate? What part of your life would you dream of comparing to the falling of the leaves? You would be able to let go of everything draining and consuming in your life and replace it with fresh, full of life energy. Why not let go of all tasks, people and responsibilities that deplete you, and replace it with only what fills you up and brings you joy. You can once again wait until next year, next week, or next month, to get started, or you can begin today. As Fall comes and goes every year, you too can take advantage once a year of ridding your life of the baggage and filling it up with what excites you and fulfills you.
1. Let it go
What parts of your life are taxing and all consuming? Divide your life into sections if it makes it easier; career, family, relationships, etc…What can you let go of? If something in your life creates more negative and stress than positive, you might want to consider letting it go.
2. Your priorities
What do you value above all else in your life? Family…career…health and well-being? Make a list from the most important to the least important. How is your time currently being spent? Is your time going toward activities and responsibilities that are not high on your priority list? Maybe it is time to take a closer look at where you are putting your energy.
3. Have fun!
When making changes in your life, it can become all consuming. It is important to create “fun” time or “me” time amidst all the craziness. Schedule it in like any other appointment or commitment. You need time to relax and wind down. Make this a priority this week. This time is crucial in rejuvenating yourself to continue forward.
Something I am focusing on this Fall is getting more movement into my daily routine. I am a fairly active person, but I tend to do the same thing over and over. I started doing Zumba which I love! It is totally outside my comfort zone, but it energizes me and puts a smile on my face. I feel my body opening up and breathing again. What are you going to try new? What have you been thinking of doing that you just haven’t had the motivation to do yet? I’d love to hear from you.
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Have a great week!