After the busy-ness of Summer and all that rushing around, surviving September and its duller and shorter days requires a little more contemplation and effort. There is a need to sit about a bit and ponder life, preferably with plenty of tea and biscuits.
September is often associated with the time of new beginnings and plans (for students and young people anyway) and it is a good time to think about how we can change things in our lives, learn something new or behave in a different way.
But on the other hand, September, signalling the start of Autumn, can be a bit of a struggle for those of us who suffer with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and massively miss the lovely bright light of Summer. A friend said to me this week "Oh I really love Autumn", I thought you're joking, it's the worst time of the year.
Well, a time for change as per earlier. So with change in mind I'm going to try and embrace Autumn too.
Plan to survive September:-
1) Sit down and think more about interesting ideas and thoughts whilst looking aimlessly out of the window.
2) Go shopping for a stash/collection of lovely red wine ready for the Winter onslaught.
3) Light more candles by trying to improve the light quality indoors and try to appreciate the new season (hoping desperately that it will be sunny-ish until October.
4) Drink more tea with pals.
5) Aim to go outside as much as possible.
Well, I wish you a fruitful September folks.