October marks the beginning of fall; a time of year that genuinely awakens each one of our senses. One can admire the flame-like colour changes of the leaves, inhale the warmth of the season and feel the air’s crisp transition within our bones. We anticipate the many flavours of pumpkin spice and cozy moments with family and friends.
With the change of a new season, brings forth the chance to fall into new and healthy routines. Seasonal changes symbolize a fresh start. As the leaves fall to the ground, the trees make way for the growth of new beginnings. Gone are the days where you wait until the clock strikes twelve on January 1st to activate "New Year, New You."
Just like the leaves on a tree, think about the colourful changes you can make in your life, to liberate your mind, body and soul. Here are a few simple things that you can do promote positive changes:
1. Think about your daily routine. Is there something in it that you would like to change? Once you have captured it, find a way to turn that ONE negative aspect into something positive.
2. Positive changes in our minds often go hand in hand with our physical environment. Try re-arranging spaces at home or work to breathe in new life and clear your mind.
3. Enjoy what the new season has to offer. It is easy to get caught up in all the things we did not complete on our summer to-do list. Instead, think about things that you can do that last throughout the seasons. For example, walks in the park, yoga, and meditation.
Fall shows us how beautiful it is to let things go and the appeal of embracing change. These smalls changes can pave the way for exciting routines and overall wellbeing.
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” ~Vincent Van Gogh
Written by Jhanelle Peters, Student Therapist at PITC