It happens around this time every year—I get that feeling of loss. Autumn is known as a time for reflection. For many of us, during this season, it becomes clear what we didn’t accomplish during the first half of the year.
While my friends are excitedly breaking their favorite hoodies out of the closet, taking their kids to the pumpkin patch, and indulging in pumpkin spice everything, I can’t help but grieve over another year of failed New Year’s resolutions, being stuck in a dead-end job, or listening to the biological clock ticking away. These thoughts leave me feeling empty, desperate, and hopeless.
One thing that always remains true: the phases of nature often mirror our lives. Autumn should be a time for letting go and releasing things that have created anxiety and shame during the year, not reflecting on what didn’t happen.
When I feel like I’m falling behind in life, here are five things that I do to refocus my attitude and get back on track: Read the rest of the article at ALOHA.
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