We are in such a joyous time of year. I love fall for so many reasons: hot drinks, the changing of leaves, wearing cozy sweaters…the list goes on. Along with all the joys that fall brings, it also ushers in one of the busiest times of the year. It’s football season, the holidays are coming up, and many things demand our time and attention. In the midst of all this hurry, I have a hard time slowing down, but I know I need to do just that. I need to feel at peace.
Sometimes the things that we need the most can actually be the hardest to make time for. I love putting up my feet, drinking a cup of tea, and reading a good book, but it can be so hard to make time for this rest when there are a million things to do. Here are some ways to try and find moments of peace in your everyday life.
Spend time in nature.
Fall is one of my favorite times to be outside. Even if you just take a quick minute to step onto your porch, take a deep breath and enjoy the peace that nature brings.
We don’t often realize how much our lives are consumed by technology. Setting boundaries with technology can look different for each person. This may mean completely putting your phone away or no longer responding to work emails after you get home. When our grandchildren are over at the house, Neal and I put our phones away so that we are able to completely focus on them. It is a simple gesture that makes time together that much more beautiful.
Savor the little moments of joy.
What are the little things that make you smile? Hearing a baby’s laughter, getting a note from a friend, drinking a cup of coffee first thing in the morning– these are just a few things that instantly make my day brighter. Take time to enjoy the little moments, no matter how quick they may be.
What do you enjoy most about fall?