Fall is my favorite time of year. There are many reasons I love Fall. Not the least of which is lower humidity! I'm all in for the Fall classics like cool nights, football under the lights, the changing colors, the changing wardrobes, heavier foods, and coming holidays. But what really drives me this time of year is the energy. Fall has a different energy than any other time of year. Most people will live their entire lives and never notice anything but the temperature changing. And that's the price of being disconnected from your world. Every animal, which includes us as humans, knows that autumn is a time for preparation. Something so easy to forget when you all need to turn up the thermostat when you get chilled and drive to the store before you get hungry. The rest of the natural world is preparing—everything from chipmunks, birds, and bears. Even trees prepare by dropping their leaves.
Despite going back to school, I remember having a bit more energy this time of year. In high school, I could have said that maybe it was because of football season. I could have said it was from being back on campus in college. As an adult, the seasons don't change my typical pattern of operation. I live in the same place, see the same people, and have all of the same responsibilities. Each season has its own "feel" and "energy." But for me, Fall is all about getting things done, like the unfinished projects, rescheduled meetings, appointments, and plans that have been put off that need to be made.
Like in nature, your Fall preparations can determine productivity levels during winter. It's about setting the stage to maintain strength, energy, and focus during what could be the most challenging time of the year. So, take a tip from Mother Nature and get moving on some priority projects before winter sets in this year. The momentum you build now can go a long way to a strong start in the new year.
Start building now!