Let’s marvel in fabulous fall

10 Oct

I LOVE fall. Like, the infatuation I feel towards fall, and everything that comes along with it cannot be quantified. I am unable to accurately articulate my true degree of fall obsession. No words can portray the extent of it. Red, orange and yellow leaves turn me into a giddy little girl. Family channel Halloween movies bring me a sense of calm and comfort like NO other (I don’t care that I’m 22). The smell of fall embraces me like a tender hug, soothing my soul, making me feel loved and Β content. Hot drinks, apple picking, jumping in a pile of freshly raked leaves, homemade apple crisp, hiking. I just can’t get enough. And all of the holidays that come along with fall? Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas (ok, I guess that’s ‘winter,’ but whatever). Fall is where its at, people.

I think we need to take a moment here. For fall. We’re all so busy all the time, caught up in ourselves, deadlines, obligations, rules, that we often forget to simply relish in the moment. Appreciate the crisp fall breeze and the leaves crunching under our feet as we jet around from class to class. Next time you’re rushing off somewhere take a moment and bring yourself into your present space. Watch the squirrel scurry around, the gleeful child jump rope. Notice the little joys in life, appreciate them and soak them up. They matter. They can make a huge difference in terms of how you feel and your entire outlook on life. One little moment of presence and clarity can elevate your day. It’s really that simple.

Awhhh. Pictures of the fall landscape just make me exhale. πŸ™‚ It’s as if my body just falls into itself. Like all of the chaos of the day disappears for one moment. My soul, which has been slightly lifted above my body can just sink back home, if only for a moment.

Are you a fan of fall? What things in your life bring you joy, elicit excitement and make you come home to the true, authentic YOU. I’d love to hear πŸ™‚

Much love and health,

Lauren xo

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8 Responses to “Let’s marvel in fabulous fall”

  1. Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale October 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    I was in THE worst mood heading out of work today. But then, just outside the doors to the lab building, there was a little girl with an armful of leaves. She stepped into the wind and threw them up in the air — they flew everywhere!! It was such a breathtaking, perfect moment in time. I wish I could capture that energy and emotion and bottle it. I guess I’ll have to settle for the memory.

    • thehomeostaticmindset October 11, 2012 at 1:17 am #

      So glad that little moment helped to shift your view! Yesterday when I was walking back from class, I watched a Mom make a big pile of leaves and then she counted down from 3 and her little boy jumped in them. It was heaven. I had a big grin on my face the whole way home πŸ™‚

  2. Heather October 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Ugh this post couldn’t have come at a better time. You know how I feel about fall. Who needs a boyfriend when you have this wonderful season to be in love with? I concur with every point you made. I am currently very much missing my beautiful North American fall. I was having a rough morning so I decided to walk through the park where the trees are at their most colourful. And as I was walking a few leaves fell down on me. I know this is crazy, but I really feel like Mother Nature was trying to cheer me up by sprinkling some fall fairy dust on me! It worked. Now if only I could find some apple cider in this funny little country…

    • thehomeostaticmindset October 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

      Of course Mother Nature was trying to cheer you up! I don’t think that’s crazy at all πŸ™‚ You and I are just on another level when it comes to this time of year…I’m glad we can understand each other ❀

  3. Natalie @ Free Range Human October 12, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    Fall is wonderful! What a great reminder. Love the picture of the little boy and the leaves πŸ™‚

    • thehomeostaticmindset October 12, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

      Glad to hear you’re a fall fan too! I love the picture of the little boy as well- so uninhibited and full of joy! πŸ™‚

  4. rachel October 17, 2012 at 2:37 am #

    You seem so CALM, organized, balanced, focused, “together”…you remind me of the gal I used to be πŸ™‚
    I wonder how you keep that quiet calm and focus in you? Maybe I need to know your daily schedule, organize me please? πŸ™‚
    I think I need a life coach..I need to figure out to get from step a to b to c, etc etc…oye.
    And I need to start going to bed a lot earlier (these dang debates keeping me up …and I’m not even a U.S. citizen, ha)..

    • thehomeostaticmindset October 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      Don’t be deceived…haha. I’m still human and definitely have my share of un-calm, un-balanced moments/days. I’m learning however, that life does not always need to be a struggle. It is what we make it, and more and more, I’ve been making the choice to live a calmer, more balanced life. Life coaches and early bedtimes make a world of difference, however. πŸ™‚

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