It feels that way to me right now at least. I’ve heard a few people say recently that “September is the new January”, because it’s typically when summer vacation ends and you get back to some semblance of a routine after months of busy schedules. But since I’m not personally connected with the school system in any way—and because summer is my favorite season—I hang onto the summertime vibes for as long as possible. Thank you midwestern Indian Summer for prolonging the magic this year.
But whether I like it or not, fall is in the air, and I do indeed feel the seasonal shift starting to take place. Now that my calendar is lightening up for the year, I’m looking at October and realizing that I have a full month with NO TRAVEL PLANS—which is very unusual for me. With all of this downtime, I’m hearing the call to slow down, reconnect, and refocus my intentions—like I usually do in January…just a few months early this year.
Here’s what I’m focusing on this month:
Complete a 7-day Ayurvedic cleanse. I have done them a few times before and felt so wonderful afterwards. Ayurveda recommends cleansing in the spring and the fall, and since I missed doing one last spring, I feel very motivated to do one now.
Start seed cycling. Any ladies out there familiar with this? From this article: “Seed cycling is a technique that helps your body naturally re-balance it’s hormone levels (namely estrogen and progesterone) by including different seeds during the two different phases of your menstrual cycle.” I’ve been wanting to try this for a while, finally giving it a go this month.
Finish the 3 books I have started. Currently on my bookshelf: Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing, Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change, and Immigrant, Montana.
Catch up on a few blog posts that I have in the queue.
I made it a goal this year to replace all of my home and beauty products with more natural alternatives, so I’ve been scanning everything with the Think Dirty app (do not download unless you’re ready to toss everything you own) and looking for replacements for anything that doesn’t pass the test. I’ve made a lot of progress but next up are my shampoo and conditioner, which I think will be the hardest because I have very oily, color-treated hair. Help! Any recs?
Start mapping out my goals and travel plans (this is obviously my favorite) for 2019. I usually do this at the beginning of the year, but I’m feeling motivated to get some ideas down now, which I’m sure my post-holiday-season brain will appreciate.
Actually decorate our house for Halloween. My parents were so good at this growing up but I’m such a Halloween Scrooge that I’ve never made much of an effort. There are so many kids in our neighborhood though and I want to make sure they know to come trick or treating here! Time to scour Pinterest for ideas.
I think this is enough though, too many things and nothing gets done so I’ll stop here. Time to get down to it. 🍂🎃