The trees are finally changing, some are still shedding leaves, some are staying green and some are completely bare. During this time of the year, I love to take a solo walk to find the beautiful crunchy leaves and take in the crisp air.
I was actually doing a little research on why the leaves change, because I don’t remember anything from Year 9 science and it’s quite interesting.
Basically, it’s all down to chemical processes that take place in the tree as the seasons change from summer to winter. In Autumn, there are changes in the length of daylight and changes in temperature, the leaves stop their food-making process. The chlorophyll in them breaks down, the green colour disappears, and the yellow to orange colours become visible and give the leaves part of their autumnal brilliance.
So, I thought to myself: why not take this time to change as a person too? The leaves are changing, the weather is changing, everything is moving on and I should too. I know it’s traditional to wait until the beginning of a new year, month or season to signify a change but why wait? Why not decide to change on this random Wednesday afternoon?
I think it’s really important to keep growing and developing as a person. I like the idea of striving to improve, rather than completely changing your entire personality to something unnatural.
There are a couple of changes are habits I want to adapt and take on. Some of them I’m already doing and would like to do more, some of them I avoid, and some of them I barely do at all.
Take on more housework
Tackle blog admin
Read way more books
Make a new playlist
Be kinder every day
Smile at strangers
Try not to prejudge
Focus on the positives
Become more aware of world events
Develop my independence
Keep up with journal writing
Take advantage of free time
Show love more often
Be more courageous
Refuse to break promises
Check on my friends
Monitor my mental health
Stop saying “I’m tired” when you’re not tired
Be the first to say hello
What habits are you looking to take on or change?