The Sunshine Experiment & Autumn

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Taking advantage of the fact that it’s technically winter here in New York but still feels like Autumn. A preserve out east I took a walk around with my dad and uncle.

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I didn’t notice this until recently that I’m a huge fan of changing up my routine based on the seasons. In autumn/winter that means heading to bed earlier so I can wake up earlier and soak up more of the daylight since it’s dark out when I get home from work. When I was first trying to have more time in the morning I would just force myself to get up a hour or so earlier while going to sleep at the same time, which is pretty much a recipe for failure.

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Transitioning from a night owl to an early bird hasn’t been easy. I’ve deemed this the ‘sunshine experiment’ and I can literally feel my mood change negatively when I fall off the wagon and don’t leave myself time in the morning and have to go from getting dressed to directly out the door.

Aside from my sleep/wake schedule, I’m trying the whole slow down with the season thing. Forcing myself to go out less, work on less projects, focus on myself and setting up my goals for the year. I’ve never watched so much Netflix :) I’m thinking when March comes i’ll feel super energized and refreshed and ready to tackle everything in high gear.

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