For parents of school age children, September is a time to get organised, as we return to the familiar routines of School and work after the Summer Break.
However, it's not just the academic year that looks to the Autumn for a period of renewal. Historically, the end of August was always a time for transition especially for farmers as they plough the fields, reap the rewards of a harvest, and prepare for the winter season. Similarly we too can take solace from a summer break, rake over the old ground, and plant the seeds of a fresh start!
Like Spring, Autumn provides us with visual cues for change. Leaves turning brown, orange and yellow, the sun low in the sky and those darker mornings that at first seem so alien after a summer of light and long evenings. It's these cues for change that set a strange expectation in us all - whether the academic year is relevant or not! Somehow in Autumn we all expect a little shift.
The beginning is always today
Here's 3 ways to 'begin again'
Over the past 18 months we have faced a lot of change, so if your world has suddenly got a lot busier and you are now having to split your time in many directions, take some time to adjust. It's ok to take things gradually and not expect too much of yourself in this transitional phase!