7 Ways to Recharge Your Soul as the Seasons Change

By Melisa LaBancz-Bleasdale, Houzz

As we ease into fall, the change in life’s pace with the return to school, shifting seasons and the impending holidays can create ripples of tension that translate into unhappy home environments. It’s easy to get caught up in the craziness and forget to take the time to regroup. Whether your home is massive in scale or barely on the map, here are seven ways to create physical and mental space for recharging and giving you back the balance you need.

Related: A Cozy Home for Fall

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Thompson Custom Homes, original photo on Houzz

1. Sit down.

There’s a lot to do in getting kids off to school, prepping for the parade of holidays and adjusting to the change in seasons. Stay connected to what matters, recharge and quiet your mind by creating special spaces that will keep your heart feeling warm and full during autumn’s shorter days. 

Finding a spot in which to sit, breathe deeply and contemplate — even if just for five minutes — can quickly help you refocus.Set a comfy cushion or bench in front of a window and look outside. Focus on taking note of what you see. The simple act of noticing things will help you realign your mind and clear out the clutter.