Not to say that what's around the corner is something to dread - not at all, we have lovely fall days with that muted sunshine and the colours and the crisp air, the crunching of leaves underfoot, sweaters, and even the not so sunny days when certain a cosiness sets in. However, I just don't really care for the transition between seasons...but am usually fine, once we're established back into our daily routines. In order to prepare for the madness ahead, I've been adding in a few things to help things along - a yoga class at work, a weekly pilates class at a neighbour's house, acupuncture, bike rides, more running, more spinning, more meditation/mindfullness, kayaking, drinking less coffee and substituting with hot water and lemon instead, sleeping more, and of course, MORE ART! I mean, could it be more west coast?! I am finding all of this very helpful...Breathing is also highly recommended! Yes, B-R-E-A-T-H-I-N-G! probably one of THE most effective way to slow down the racing mind.
Here's to a new school year of amazing times! Whether you have children going back to school, or you're just preparing for the upcoming season - enjoy!
A few of my favourite things about fall:
- the air - love the crispness in the air
- memories of running x-country
- the colours of the leaves
- stark beauty in nature
- storm season on the west coast (Tofino)
- new shoes - for kids and big kids
- time inside to paint
- chunky sweaters - I love wearing sweaters!
- the rain, and the cosiness of being indoors or coming indoors from the cool dampness to a warm cozy abode
- baths: love taking baths when the weather changes to cooler temps
- Thanksgiving - an emphasis on gratitude and all that we have to be truly thanksful for...
- walks in the woods
- the light, a softer more muted sun
- the excitement of a new year and new possibilities
- flannel sheets
- birthday month!
What are some of yours?
“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
~ Groucho Marx