Everybody knows the story of fall. It's this season of industry, purposefulness, and accomplishment. As I described in my book, The Emotional Calendar, it is a time when energies align. Generally, it is a really good season to get up and get going. But while fall can be a time of great energy and change, it is also a bracing dose of sobriety for most of us from the sense of unstructured summertime. Whether we enjoy it or can't wait for it to end, autumn is a return to reality: back to work, back to school, back to the routine whatever it might be.
Your fall season ought to feel very much like you are used to having it feel. So I say, stop and practice a little more self-awareness. In so doing, take a look at what you are experiencing now, as well as at what's just ahead. How do you expect your fall to be? Consider each of the two possibilities -- that this season is in fact looking very predictable based on your past experiences, and conversely that this season is looking really quite surprisingly different. Ultimately, you will grant yourself the opportunity to make changes for the better, if you so desire. One big lesson from understanding The Emotional Calendar is that we are in fact able to make strategic changes in our outlook and adjust/regulate your involvement with the seasons in order to lead a happier, more fulfilled, and in control life. That certainly is the fix.