Are you sick of New Year’s Resolutions? Do you always fail them? Could it not be the resolutions themselves that are the problem? Could it be the time of the year that you make them? Should you change the time of year you make resolutions and promises to yourself? Should the Autumn Fall Equinox become your new New Year’s Eve?
Think about this for a moment. When does New Year’s Eve fall? It falls in the dead of winter. What is happening?
Outside it is cold and gray. If it isn’t snowing outside, it is probably cold. It may be damp. It may slick and icy. It may just be disgusting. Many people hate winter. Why would this be a good time to change your life and set goals?
Now what is generally happening during the fall? Mornings are chilly, yet crisp. Daytime might be warm. The sun may still shine brightly. The leaves are just starting to fall, yet they are so colorful and bright. You can dress in so many different ways depending on the day. Some days a light dress is sufficient or a light jacket may be needed. Yet, you aren’t exactly cold.
What else is happening? Children are going back to school. Kindergarteners are learning about school for the first time. College kids are off on their big adventure of learning a little bit more about the real world.
What kinds of goals can you set for yourself?
• You can try to lose weight. You can still exercise some outside.
• You can join the education bus and see if there is a class you can take, too.
• You can begin a new hobby or career choice since the children are once again busy
• You can make goals for yourself as you sit outside and watch the new season actually develop around you.
Could you be more psyched during the autumn season than you would be during the winter one? You may possibly become more than psyched, you may become excited enough to surpass any goal you have in mind. Wouldn’t it be a good time to try? Plus, if you actually do get motivated and actually do conquer some of your goals you will be about three to four months ahead of schedule.
Note: In 2010 the Autumn Fall Equinox will fall on Sept. 23.