Naturally Mellow

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In the past few days, the gradual change of the seasons has suddenly become much more noticeable. It’s dark when we get up in the morning, or have dinner in the evening. It cools down quickly after sunset, and takes longer to warm up in the morning. There’s a certain crispness in the air that only seems to come in autumn.

We live in a 24/7, 365-days-a-year, always-on world; but deep down we are still affected by and connected to the natural turning of the seasons. We instinctively hunker down as the days get shorter, looking for cozy places to curl up with a warm cup of tea. When we fight that instinct and insist on a constant level of high engagement with the world, we run ourselves ragged.

Instead, try going with it. Schedule time this week to be mellow and cozy, resting and renewing yourself, and see what happens. Taking that time to tune out the busy world, and tune into yourself, just might give you the energy you need to reengage from a much more clear and stable place.

Hannah Knapp