Finding Your Rhythm For Fall

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For a lot of us, Fall is when we feel a bit of pressure to rein it in. Depending on where you are in the world, the temperature gets cooler, many are returning to work after vacation or going back to school, and the carefree vibe of summer starts to fade. We may be trying to find our way toward being more focused and productive. We may feel like it’s time to buckle down and get it together.

Are you feeling it?

We all have our own internal cycles and seasons. It can be difficult to align our inner rhythm with the shift into Fall, but I do think it’s possible to gently guide ourselves through the transition.

Here are some ideas to help you find your rhythm:

Up your self-care. Check in with what you need right now. Are you getting enough sleep and rest? What changes do you need to make to your diet so you can feel good in your body? Are you drinking enough water? Find some supportive tools to help you ease into the season. Create a self-care plan and stick to it. I wrote about how to do that here and here.

Make adjustments to your routine. Think about how you may need to tweak your daily routine. Maybe you need more time in the morning for your self-care practice. Maybe you need to clear your evenings for the gym. Schedule time for yourself. Create more balance in your life by making space in your day for what’s important to you.

Clean and clear your physical space. Reduce clutter. Get rid of stuff. Purge. Clean closets and drawers. Make space to support your daily routine - a cushion by your bed for meditation, an area for yoga, a comfy chair for journaling. Bring some beauty in with flowers. Do what you need to prepare your home for the season and help you feel grounded in your space.

Reflect on your journey. Fall is a great time for reflection. Did you set any goals for yourself at the beginning of the year? What were they? How are you doing with that? The year isn’t over yet. This is a great time to revisit projects, define goals and create a plan of action. Don’t forget to acknowledge all that you’ve done and survived this year. 

Relax. Life may get busier but it’s okay to slow down. Resist the temptation to go into reactive mode, whether it’s about summer being over or having to get a handle on your responsibilities. Give yourself time to make the transition. Find some fun and comforting seasonal things to look forward to.

 

If you want support and guidance in integrating these things and setting some goals for Fall, I look forward to connecting over a session.

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Kyana Brindle