Although you’d never know it here in Texas with the 90 degree temperatures, it is fall. One of my favorite times of year when nature tends to scurry around to get ready for the winter, and I feel like I’m doing the same. I’m scurrying around getting mentally ready for the holidays, wrapping up the year of work and then moving into the next phase of it all by making my lists and checking them twice before going out and emptying my bank account. And it’s not even Halloween yet. However this time of year, especially after Halloween, tends to whirrr by like the end of a toilet paper roll. You think there’s more of it but it’s gone before you know it. And it seems to happen this way every single year.
It can be a stressful time getting ready for what’s coming. If it is for you, start thinking about how you can do something different this year to take the anxiety away or at least lessen it. Start making your lists earlier. I keep a list on my phone so when I see something or think of something for someone else, I put it in my phone. When you are ready to start shopping, you can choose from your already made list and don’t have to scramble. Start making your lists shorter. When it’s actually time to make your purchases, do you have to buy everything on the list? I think not. Less is more. And they will appreciate it. It really is the thought that counts. Really. Slow down. Remember what the season is truly all about.
Move through the season with intention and awareness. Enjoy each day and what each day brings. Start thinking about what you are going to do a little bit different this year. It’s never too late to start making small changes to make your life easier.