We’re in the last quarter of 2019 but that doesn’t mean its too late for a fresh outlook.
There’s always a tinge of excitement in the air when September and the fall season comes around. Maybe it’s because we spent so many of our formative years going back to school at this time of year, or maybe it’s just the freshness that can be found in the crisp, fall air.
A lot of us love the coming of fall while others wish the summer would never end. Whatever your preference, with fall and a new moon coinciding this year, consider this seasonal transition a time to double down on your goals or lay down the foundations for next year. Whatever you’re looking to achieve, it’s a great time to renew your outlook and restore your motivation for the coming months.
What it really is, aside from the routines of a new school year and the autumn weather, is the transitional feeling that gives fall the sentiment of being the beginning of a fresh start. Lots of transitions happen at this time of year. Even if you don’t have kids going back to school, your routine changes -- the way you dress, your self-care, the way you spend time with friends and family, so many aspects of our daily routines are shifted by the changing of the seasons.
So while we’re all in this natural state of mental, emotional, and physical transition, reevaluating our goals and other important aspects of our lives can be incredibly beneficial. Now is the time to channel this energy to all the parts of our lives needing attention.
Think of it this way: new seasons and new moons are micro versions of a year. Every January, tons of us resolve to improve in some way. But improvement is a process that needs refreshing and reevaluating every so often. With the turn of each season, just like the coming of each new moon, we like to think about how to keep the momentum going on all the resolutions made back in January.
What we love most about the summer to fall transition is the natural feeling of renewal. As the environment prepares to shed the remnants of the year in preparation of the next, we can draw on that natural energy to reinvigorate our efforts in self-improvement.
We love the idea of setting a smaller goal for the season to close out the year with the hope of laying down a solid foundation for the next -- start something fresh to end the year with a little celebratory win!
Whether it’s an emotional, mental, or physical success totally depends on you, but we think the summer to fall transition is one of the best times of year to start fresh, or refresh.