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Change of Seasons, Fall

With the change of seasons comes a chance to try something different. Liberate your mind, your senses, and your spirit.

Think about your daily routine and what you don't like about it. Change one negative aspect into a positive one.

Go to a local sporting event. Get caught up in the excitement of a local game and cheer for your favourite team.

Try 'eating with the season'. Buy vegetables that are in season and you'll get lots of nutrients to balance in your diet.

Think about your favourite parts of autumn. Focus on those. It's okay to miss summer, but don't get caught up in regret.

Invest in some new varieties of tea, coffee or hot chocolate and have a variety on-hand as incentive to get out of bed.

Keep track of everything you do, and rank them in order of priority. Cut a couple things off the end of your list to make more time for rest and self-care.

Feeling tired of your routine? Try to approach everything as if it was a new task. Breathe new life into an old project with renewed purpose and intention.

Everything in moderation. It may be the season for new things, but know when to bow out and care for yourself.

Surround yourself with warm colours (oranges, reds and yellows) to balance the cold of the outdoors.

Take advantage of the weather and enjoy some activities that were too hot and exhausting in the summer.

Come up with a SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely) plan for change. Don't stop when you figure it out or write it down — take action!

Enjoy some warm fall scents. Try out lavender, pine, vanilla and citrus!

Start fall cleaning. Cleaning your outside world of distractions also helps clear your inner mind.

Pull out a big comfy blanket and leave it out to enjoy when the cold weather starts to set in.

Get into a regular sleep schedule. It may take a while, but you'll feel much more rested and ready to face the world.

Rearrange your space. Do some research about Zen and reorient your rooms to have more positive energies.

Take a hot bath or shower to relax from the stress of the day and rejuvenate from the chill outside.

Make a scrapbook to share all your favourite thoughts about the season; foods, colours, activities and more!

Think about your needs. Do you need more quiet time, time to read, or to revisit physical activity? Make time for you.

Read some non-fiction books. Choose a subject you're interested in and ask for recommendations from your friends.

Make time for meals. Too many of us try to eat on the run, rushing around. Give yourself permission to relax and eat.

Unplug whenever possible. Go on a walk free of technology and relax in the colours of the season.

Go through your wardrobe and get rid of anything you won't wear again. Make room for new and better things.

Try meditation. It doesn't have to be directed or at a studio. Just lie back and think of somewhere peaceful for 10 minutes.

If you're feeling a bit tired in the afternoon, take a guilt-free nap. Sleep as long as you need to feel refreshed.

Take time to cuddle up in a warm blanket and breathe deeply. Enjoy the cold freshness of the fall air in your lungs.

Pick something new to learn: pottery, a language, a sport-- whatever interests you. Go after your dreams.

When you're feeling down, change your posture. A powerful position can help you feel more powerful in life.

Treat yourself to a seasonal treat — a pumpkin spice latte or a slice of pie maybe.

Get caught up in the holidays. Celebrate in a way that is meaningful to you and share your positivity with the world.

Start a new festive tradition. It doesn't have to be life altering, but choose something you can throw yourself into.