Recipe to Help Transition the Changes From Summer to Fall
Regardless of our individual lifestyles it is beneficial this time of year to have more awareness placed on how to stay healthy during the seasonal changes.
As we transition from summer into the cooler season of fall, we are shifting gears and coming back into more structured routines. This might mean planning daily activities around time with friends and family, work, school and homework, meal times, exercise, and personal down time for focused rejuvenation.
For others, it may be adjusting to the shift in weather patterns and fewer daylight hours, which affects everything from when we run errands to exercise regimens and what kinds of meals we are preparing.
Here is a great recipe to ease the transition.
Seasonal cleansing rids our bodies of all sorts of toxins, pollutants, harsh chemicals, pesticides, that our physical body has accumulated over the summer. Cleanses will help to purify and tone the internal organs, cells, and tissues of the body, flushing out impurities that aren’t serving us. Bodhi Bar in Burlington has wonderful fresh organic juice for cleansing.
If you are coming off of a busy summer season of rushing from one activity to another, one of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves is to set aside quiet time, connect with the silence and be present in the moment, without the mind chatter. Experiencing quiet time at some point each day, enables us to bring a state of balance in our, otherwise; busy schedules.
For those who might think they cannot meditate, Greg Klym Mindfulness Coach has some easy steps.
Introducing the practice of reflection at the end of each day allows you to play out your day in your mind, where it becomes possible to observe your choices and determine if there are any shifts you would like to make. Reflection is best done at the end of each day, just before you go to sleep for the night.
Here are afew simple steps. The whole process should only take a minute or two.
1. Sit upright in your bed and close your eyes.
2. Take a few deep breaths and settle comfortably into your space.
3. Begin to play back your day in your mind.
4. Start from when you woke up and move through each of your experiences, conversations, and behaviors all the way up to this moment.
5. Play back your day relatively quickly—as though you’re watching a movie reel—not spending too much time on the details.
6. Just observe.
7. When you have finished, settle into your bed for the night and sleep well.