Fall – It’s Time to Slow Down
Monday (Sept. 23) was one of the most important days of the year (but not because it’s the day before my birthday).
Monday was the first day of fall, and that matters – a lot – because fall is, symbolically speaking, a directional change from the expansion, stimulation, and resultant exhaustion of a long, bright summertime.
You know that feeling.
You also know the yearning for restoration, for peace, and for reconnection.
Whether you need to take care of your bruised and battered body, your bruised and battered heart, or your bruised and battered relationships, you probably sense the opportunity to heal and settle and breathe more deeply as we move into the fall season.
The themes of fall are so important that I concentrated the most life-changing ideas in my upcoming book, The 4 Season Solution, around the discussion of moving out of a chronic, unbalanced summer into a slower, more restorative fall.
Fall is a downshift of sorts, but you don’t have to radically overhaul your life to gain some of the benefits of living in a more cyclical, balanced way.
There’s one simple thing you can do right now — recognise there was a change and that you can slow down.
Simply recognising – like I am doing today – that I need to take my foot off the gas is the perfect way to start shifting out of “go mode” into a more restorative, sustainable, and joyful way of living.
Who’s into THAT?
What are some of your favorite ways to slow down and enjoy the fall?