Autumn Resolutions

autumnLabor Day is fast approaching and bringing with it the unofficial end of summer.

Although we usually make resolutions on January 1st, it seems to me that whenever the seasons change, there’s an opportunity to regroup a little, make plans, strive for more balance, and remind ourselves to live in the moment.

I came across a list that I think could be the perfect formula for “autumn resolutions”. There are definitely a few gems in this bunch! 😀

Which one do you like best?

Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

Try to make at least three people smile each day.

Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid.

Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6. – Appreciate their genuine nature, strength, and innocence.

Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

No one is in charge of your happiness except you.



Autumn Resolutions — 4 Comments

  1. Hi Crissy

    This was a good post. A nice reminder to pay attention to the simple things that can bring peace and harmony to your self.

    NO ONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR HAPPINESS BUT YOU. If more people would understand this, there would be a lot more happiness in this world.

    Good Post.

    Love ya

  2. Hi Crystal!

    I loved all those little tidbits, and we should really try to do them all. My favorite though is to make at least three people a day smile. I have an easy smile, so… I think I do that. Someone could have the grumpiest face on, but if you just smile at them, they’ll smile back, and probably feel a little better! You always have the best posts…you’re such a natural, and a sweetie!

    Hugs to you!
    Paulette :o)

  3. Thank you for enabling me … I’m going right out to buy a lock for our studio door. Maybe I’ll even let my partner in after my ten minutes. 🙂

  4. Crystal, all of these are excellent ideas to prepare for a new season. I am slowly working on decluttering and (sigh) getting rid of craft supplies that I dont’ use much.

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