Updated: Apr 18
Crisp air, the smell of cinnamon, pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather, movie nights, and stunning warm colors. These are a few of the things people look forward to in the Fall. But do you know that aside from the excitement and feeling of solace we feel during this season, Fall is also a time for reflection and change? A perfect time for a shift, inspired by the change in temperature and the color of the leaves. A lot of people seem to enjoy this time of the year not only for the change in scenery but also because of how everything around them makes them feel cheerful.
If you are in favor of the decisions you are currently making, or if you don’t want to steer your life in a different direction, you don’t have to wait for the new year to make changes. You start any time, or if you want to feel more encouraged, then let the spirit of Fall take over. Now is the time for a change, and don't doubt yourself even for a second! Be a different and better version of yourself even before the year ends!
Change can be challenging. The change would mean that you have to leave your comfort zone and eventually grow. You can take it one day at a time and keep in mind that small progress is still progress, and it’s worth celebrating. Engage in activities that will keep you motivated and inspired. You can exercise, meditate to help you retain focus, read self-help books and eat healthily.
LIST DOWN PERSONAL AND CAREER-CENTERED GOALS
Writing down your goals is a way for you to organize your thoughts and keep track of things. You can have a separate list for your personal goals and a different one for your career goals. This process will help you set priorities and get things done at the same time. If a certain goal is not working for you, having a list will help you consider other options.
CELEBRATE SMALL WINS
The worst thing you can do when you are making some life-changing decisions is to be hard on yourself. Examples include pushing yourself to the point where your physical and mental health is compromised and comparing your progress with others. So if you want change to occur, it’s very important to celebrate even the smallest victories! This will make you more appreciative and motivated because you are aware of the positive changes.
TAKE TIME TO REFLECT
The importance of reflection in your journey towards growth or change is to consider other options or to make sure that you are not stirring away from the path that you want to pursue. Reflection is also allowing time for yourself to relax, unwind and refocus. When chasing your goals or making a change, never be in a hurry. Just trust the process and enjoy every bump and turn.