We’ve officially entered a new season and transitioned out of summer into the cooler, slightly shorter, and new days of fall. And for those of you who celebrated the Jewish holidays, we also welcomed in a new year and have been given the opportunity to start fresh with a clean slate.
And while many of us don’t officially celebrate a new year until January 1st, September, and especially the start of fall, gives us the feeling of a new beginning. It’s a time when we get into a more structured routine and back to our daily rituals, jobs, and schedules; and as a result, it’s also a great time to reflect on the past year, and take note of healthier and more positive changes we’re looking to make. When you feel the sense of starting anew with a clean slate, you might think about the choices you make, habits you wish to cultivate, the direction or path you want to travel, and intentions you want to set. It’s a time to let go of what’s done, leave behind anything that cannot be changed or that is no longer working for you, and clear your mind of negative energy, stress, and worry.
This doesn’t mean every day will be perfect or that these changes happen overnight, but even if you find yourself off track and back to your old ways: start fresh, clean your slate, be kind to yourself, and take daily steps and actions towards the type of person you want to be.
One way we can clean up our bodies, minds, and souls is by the food we eat. And just as we change our ways in the new season, it’s important to also change our diets to help fuel and nourish ourselves from the inside out. To help you eat more seasonally and feel your best over the next few months, check out this list of Fall Foods to add to your daily diet.