Autumn is finally here…
Let’s dance in the rain, let’s run through the leaves and let’s be grateful for the air that we breathe!
Even though the colder weather has now hit us, everything else about Autumn screams out warmth and positivity. The crisp air makes us get out our big cosy jumpers, hats, scarves and coats and makes us retreat into coffee shops to drink relentless cups of hot chocolate with marshmallows and the odd bit of cake (when I say odd bit i mean lots!).
Autumn is about cosy nights in watching your favourite movies, eating good hearty meals, lighting scented candles, wrapping yourself up in big fluffy throws, spending time with your family and you can even have more hot chocolate if you want it…I highly advise it!
Although I’m not one for the cold, I really do like the feeling Autumn brings and lying in the house at night listening to the wind howling and the rain pitter pattering off of the window fills me with a feeling of calmness and security. It’s the time of year that I start to take more time out for myself and read all my old favourite books that have started gathering dust and I’ll even treat myself to some new ones as well. Watching the leaves change colour and fall to the ground brings about that feeling of gratitude for life and is refreshing to see that change has always got positives.
Although new resoloutions, goals and self-reflection are more associated to the start of the new year (can’t believe it’s going to be 2018 soon…gosh!) I myself like to take some time out and look back at the year so far and think about what I’ve achieved, what I’ve learned and what I would like to do over the year ahead. I think that by looking at all the positive things you have done and achieved and also the things you feel that you want to work on at this time of year allows you to have more time to reflect and make an action plan before the new year hits us in the face like a big snowball! Think of it this way, if you do the planning now then you can sit back and relax and enjoy the Christmas and new year festivities without worrying about what direction you are heading in…wouldn’t that be great!?
Get wrapped up. Enjoy the crisp air. Watch heartfelt movies and wait for it…drink as much hot chocolate and cinnamon lattes as you like!
Happy Autumn everyone!