Last week, my daughter had the week off of school for fall break which meant that I had the week off from teaching (my daughter goes to a collaborative school so she is in class two days a week and then has lessons at home with me for two days with Fridays off).
I took advantage of this time to start my fall nesting routine. Couches are moved and vacummed under, house plants are pruned and brought back inside, and furniture, artwork and other home decorations are shuffled around to make things feel new without anything actually being new.
This atumnal ritual helps me mentally prepare for the cold season ahead with a positive attitude and feelings of anticipation instead of dread (which had been the case for me for many years).
Do any of you have similar rythms in your life?