It is autumn and winter is fast approaching, here in the UK the clocks have gone back, the nights are darker and this can have an effect our mood, along with the extended impact of the pandemic, so it is important to think of ways of caring for ourselves and others over the next few months. Darker days can often bring darker moods and reduce our energy, many people will struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) at this time of year. Our busy lives often draw us away from the earth’s natural ebb and flow but autumn is a good time to take our lead from nature’s rhythms. Just as trees shed their leaves and become vulnerable before the harsh frosts we too can let go of what no longer brings joy and as animals prepare for hibernation, we can prepare to rest, connecting with nature is so important.
A short walk in natural light is great for our physical welfare but it can have a big impact on our wellbeing and gives us the opportunity to tune into nature using all our senses taking everything in – the colours, the smells, sounds and sensations. If you can waking close to water adds something magical
Inside why not take a break from busy schedules reflect on what is important, writing is a great way to explore your thoughts and feelings, or anything that gives you joy – it is not being selfish its important to look after ourselves and replenish our energy to be effective and also to help others. We can also take time to declutter our homes – shed what we no longer need give things away so others can benefit.
Here’s to a clearer mind and home so snuggle up warm in that fluffy jumper or onesie and enjoy the season, happy writing!