Changing of the Seasons – a time to take stock


Autumn at Bowerland

Moving into Autumn is a good time to clear the stuffy and stale air. To celebrate the summer passing, and then plan for the autumn which is just upon us.

We are really lucky – the weather is remarkably good for October. There is nothing better than the crisp sunny days of a good Autumn. If you think of life as a garden, this is a great time to cut down, clear the debris and shore up for the winter. We could take this metaphor into our own lives. What do you need to cut down and tidy up? Do you have any rubbish you need to give away, or throw away? What preparation do you need to do in order to cosy up for the winter?

There are a lot of things in life that we cannot change, we have no power, or no authority to change. We need to accept these things, and concentrate on what we can change, what we can make a difference to. Equally there are people in life that we come across that are set in their ways, that have a totally different outlook than we do. There is nothing we can do to change them. Do we need to spend time with these people, can we cut them out of our lives?

I remember a very good friend of mine saying once, people are like radiators, some fill you up, and others drain you.  Try to spend time with the folk that fill you up, that inspire you.  Top up your interior bank with good times, with love and laughter.  That ways, if you come across people or situations that drain you, there is plenty left in the bank to cope.

So, my Autumn tips for you today are:

  • Cut down anything that has lost it’s usefulness in your life
  • Clear away anything that doesn’t bring you pleasure or happiness
  • Plan in ways to look after yourself throughout the winter months

I hope you find these tips and thoughts helpful. I would love to hear what you think about my ideas, and anything else you have come up with. Tell me what you think by posting your comments below. Why don’t you Share this with your friends and family by clicking the Facebook icon or following us on Twitter?


About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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