The seasons are changing and too many people that just means that the temperature is dropping and we need to put on an extra sweater, but for those who are sensitive to change this means a lot more than putting on a scarf to protect yourself from the cold.
If you are anything like us then this seasonal change has an emotional and energetic effect on you too. It is fall, the season that the days grow darker and colder and just like the trees who are losing their leaves, it is the time that we let go of our past.
Fall is the season where we think more about our past than any other and because of that it can feel like an emotional rollercoaster where some days you have the biggest smile on your face, but others feel heavier as ever, causing you to feel blue without any understanding of where this is coming from.
The answer lies within our awareness, all of these emotions come from our thoughts and in this season, our minds love to go back to moments that stir up the pot. We’re going over memories that remind us of comfort, of love and of the people that we love the most. Which explains why you feel amazing some days and terrible on others, because not all of those memories have happy endings, now do they?
It is easy to get caught up in these thoughts, especially when they remind you of happiness, but those thoughts often lead you on to moments that aren’t as pleasant and before you know it, you’re stuck in that rollercoaster again.
So how can you avoid this from happening, how can you give yourself those little moments of comfort, joy and happiness without the use of your memories. Because you don’t have to go back to feel those emotions, you can experience them right here right now!
In order to let go we first have to be aware what is causing us to feel this way in the first place. Writing down your thoughts and emotions helps you reflect on the past and why you are so eager to go back there. The best moments to write are the moments when you really don’t feel like it, when you feel like you have nothing to write about, because that resistance you’re feeling in that moment is often the very thing that is holding you back from letting go.
Take a moment to feel, to experience and to understand your thoughts and emotions.
You don’t have to go back to your past to experience the happiness or comfort you are looking for. It is when you take the time to listen to your current flow of thoughts that you can give that comfort to yourself. Meditation helps us calm down the mind and explore the thoughts that are causing us to hop on the roller coaster. During our meditation we have the power to change the course of our thoughts and regain control over the direction we want it to go in.
If you feel like you are constantly living in the past, redirect your thoughts to things you are grateful for in the present moment and let that feeling fill you up from head to toe. It’s time to start living in the now again!
Fall doesn’t only effect your mind, it also effects your body. It’s growing darker and colder every day and our natural instinct tells us to move into hibernation, but before you give into the idea of grabbing your favorite blanket and snuggling on the couch, exercise!
Now this doesn’t have to be an intense workout in the gym, it can be a simple yoga exercise at home. Try to move your body at least once a day, not because your body needs it, but because it deserves it! Your body is feeling the change as much as you are and putting on warmer clothes isn’t going to cut it. You need to give your body some extra attention this time of year so you’ll feel energized throughout the day.
Not quite sure how to start with all of this, that’s okay! Because you can do all of this with our free self love journal and exercises on our playbook app. Start the 5 day self love challenge and give yourself the comfort and love that you deserve!