The first is usually followed by the later. The turning of the leaves and the appearance of pumpkins and scarecrows in the stores is usually a fun, welcoming sight…until it brings on a state of panic.
Signs of fall are a reminder of the approach of winter, the end of the year. Suddenly we are reminded of that as the old year leaves, so does the chance to fulfill our promises to ourselves of what we’d get done this year.
On top of angst, there is the realization holiday season is now knocking at the door. Here comes the joy of Thanksgiving, December holidays and New Year’s. Here also are major time demands of family visits, cooking, shopping, wrapping, decorating, gift giving, school performances, dance recitals, holiday parades and church concerts.
I’d like to tell you there is a magic trick for getting everything done without stress but if I did, I’d be lying. Overall it seems like a good time of year to think about time – how we save time and how we waste time. An overall awareness of our valuable time is a good place to start in making the most of the minutes you do have.
Until next time …