Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Happy First day of Autumn! Tips for season change...
Happy 1st day of Autumn! The leaves are getting reading to change, the squirrels are gathering their nuts, new local fruits and veggies to taste are in season and it’s a time of harvest. The air is crisp, the colors of foods are vibrant, ahhh yes, the sound of leaves swishing soothes my soul. Simply put, I love Autumn as it’s a time of change, transition, growth and maturation in nature and in us. People tend to turn inward both mentally and physically during this season as a natural instinct as the departure from Summer takes place and the preparation for Winter begins. Here are my top 5 tips on how to stay focused in Autumn! Remember.. it’s a lifestyle, it’s a journey… TOP 5 TIPS on How to Stay Focused in Autumn, mind, body and spirit:
#1. Continue to enjoy the outdoors! Although the days are shorter, Autumn is a great season to appreciate the great outdoors. Most of us spend 90% of our lives indoors, inhaling recycled air and other people's germs, so take every opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fresh crisp air. Be sure to dress in layers and keep your neck warm.
#2. Boost your Immune System! Eat foods that are rich in Vitamin C, E, Beta carotene, Zinc, Omega 3 Fatty Acids which boost your immune system naturally. Wash hands thoroughly. Take Echinacea supplements. (I usually take for 2 weeks, then stop. Do not overdo it with the echinadea).
#3. Fall Cleaning! Clean your home inside and out as well as other surroundings. This is a great time to get rid of things you accumulated over the hustle and bustle of the summer. Empty the trunk of your car and store your lawn chairs, beach accessories etc. so they are in optimal use for next year.
#4. Take a class! If you are not currently enrolled in school for the fall, look into taking a class in an area of interest or seek a certification in your field. There are tons of classes that you can take from pottery, cooking, sewing, nutrition.. the list goes on! There are free classes as well as relatively inexpensive classes that you can take. Enhance your knowledge and expand your mind!
#5. Reflect on the inner you, but NO REGRETS! What did you learn about yourself that was new this summer? Did you complete task, did you accomplish everything on your Spiritual checklist? Whatever the case may be, don’t REGRET anything! Take this time to reflect on the inner your and your growth on your journey of life. Start with…
(1) Analyze & Acknowledge
(2) Take responsibility
(3) Create a Solution
(4) Take Action
Anything that is on your list that you did not accomplish, use this time to refocus and get things done! The best way to clear your Mind of clutter to make room for new ideas and vision is to yield to your Spirit, listen to your Spirit for direction and understanding then let your Body manifest the solution and turn it into an ACCOMPLISHMENT! You will feel great once you check things off your list… then.. on to the next thing… Remember: Life is a journey…