Every year I think I’m going to be ready to greet the very first “Ber” month and somehow it sneaks up on me every time. Does that ever happen to you?
I know that technically it’s still summer for a few more weeks but it definitely feels like the carefree summer vibe is quickly transitioning into the calm, quiet, and cooler weather of Autumn. (I’m ready for the cooler weather, as I’m writing this it’s currently 107F at my house.)
There is definitely a magical thing that happens at this time of year; maybe you’re feeling it too. Even with the waning days of summer there is a palpable shift supporting us in taking a look at what we want to experience, accomplish, and enjoy as we move into the final months of 2017. I personally find the back to school excitement to be a huge part of this shift that happens every year. Even if you aren’t a student or you don’t have a student living at home with you, the energy is everywhere you look.
The great news is that we can ride that wave and allow it to help us plan, schedule, and take action on some things that have been on the 2017 to do list.
Do you have a few things that have been on your to do list this year that still feel meaningful to you?
- Are you still longing to move forward on something really special to you that you added to your vision board in January?
- Are there things that you really want to enjoy this month as we get closer to the sounds, tastes, and colors of Autumn?
- Maybe you want to finally go apple picking, do some canning, or host a garden party before it gets too cold.
- Maybe you want to take some time to do some nesting in your home or office to make it feel more cozy.
Whatever your heart is leaning toward this month, you still have time to invest in the things that are important to you even though we’re rounding the corner on the last lap of the year.
There’s still time to invest in your goals and dreams while also enjoying the tastes and the rhythm of this new season.
One of the biggest things that I hear from clients at this time of year is how they feel it’s too late to do any work on side projects because the year is almost over. They feel a bit overwhelmed and feel like they might as well wait until next year to begin working on their list. However, there’s still 4 months left of 2017 which means that you can make positive change on the things that are important to you while also enjoying the season.
It doesn’t have to be one or the other.
The big shift here comes back to this back to school energy that’s happening.
If you walk into any big box store, you’ll see isles of notebooks, planners, pens, and more all focused on getting organized, new beginnings, and on making strides in learning new things and accomplishing new goals. You may want to take a little trip over to that section and get a few things to inspire and motivate you so you can maximize this month and the rest of the year.
Grab some goodies, including a physical planner. I really believe in the power of physically writing down what you want to do and when you’re going to take action toward your goals. (There’s lots of research supporting the power of physically writing things down rather than texting yourself or using scheduling apps.)
While we move into a time where there’s pumpkin spice everything and apple cider everything, give yourself permission to ride this new burst of energy and focus on how you want to spend September and your transition into the “Ber” months.
Make this your month and your season; you can do it and you deserve to enjoy your life.
With love and gratitude,
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