Autumn energy is about contracting, not expanding. As we get closer to the holiday season, I invite you to look at what you have going on and pick a thing or three to scale back mindfully.
Before you contract any of your personal or work contracts, pause and think on your values. Only contract those items that are low on your values list or you’ll end up dissatisfied. For example, maybe you go to yoga twice per week, but you value the physical exercise and mental space you receive and choose not to scale back to once per week; but perhaps you attend two networking groups each month and you give yourself permission to visit Group A once in November and Group B once in December. The decision is up to you, but check first with your values and priorities.
Make an effort to do less in some things so you can be more present to the things you choose to do. Allow your calendar and to-do list to contract a bit along with the autumn energy. Head off overwhelm before it has a chance to materialize. Take care of yourself and slow down a bit for the next two months.
Feel free to share in the comments if you’d like to commit to scaling something back!