Fall [thankfully] forces us to slow things down, so how can you embrace it?
The autumn equinox, which graced us on September 22, is a moment in the year when the days get shorter, the nights get longer and fall is "officially" here! Fall invites in college football (O-H), aspen tree gazing, cozy weather, homemade soups, pumpkin everything, boots and flannels.
This time of year can also be a difficult transition away from warm, active and fast paced summer days. There are a few things I've been setting up over the past few weeks to nurture the transition and I invite you to give them a try:
1. Create a morning ritual - set aside time each morning to slow down and do something for yourself [hint, hint, self-care]. Move your body, meditate or even take a moment to pause as you fix your morning tea.
2. Find daily inspiration - surround yourself by people who inspire you and make you a better version of yourself. This is some of the best advice I ever received. With this in mind, I try to take a moment each day to find inspiration and space for personal development. Podcasts, books, webinars, articles and my community are all my go-to sources... which leads me to the most important thing.
3. Embrace your community - community is the highest contributor to our overall well-being. As we slow things down within the fall season, make time to nourish your community. Get to a yoga class, try something new, treat yourself to a coffee date with someone you love or place a simple phone call to say "I'm thinking of you".
'Tis the season to slow things down!