Lately, there seems to be a sense of feeling unsure or a form of excitement in the air. People transitioning in jobs and relationships. Folks who have decided to move, whether away or get closer to loved ones. With the transition to Autumn, it’s a time of newness and fresh starts. For some it can be unnerving, while for others it can be something to look forward to.
Speaking for myself, I have a new adventures coming my way professionally, enjoying the seasonal changes in the comforts of my home, and working on making new friends in the area (in my 30s, never an easy feat). I’m enjoying my usual autumn pleasures such as decorating, pumpkin flavors (yes, I am that person), finding more productive ways to fulfill my creative desires including reading, writing, networking, and sometimes just vegging on the couch.
Here’s the thing- we have to remind ourselves (and myself) that it’s one hundred percent okay to feel off sometimes too. It’s okay to allow ourselves to feel unsure and confused and wondering what this fall and winter will bring.
Advice I’m giving to myself when that feeling of being unsure arises:
- take it in stride and one moment at a time
- don’t try to tackle it all at once
- take a moment to breathe, step away
- write it out or talk it through with someone
- focus on what i can control vs. what I can’t
- if there isn’t motivation focus on the determination and dedication (e.g. exercise) until the motivation returns
And in addition, I’m focusing on how much I love fall/autumn and the feeling of this season. It’s my favorite, and I want to take the time to enjoy it rather than worry about things that take away from the happiness of the moment and today. Sounds very hallmark-y but true.
How about you? How are you viewing the season?
Until next time, #radiatedaily