There’s always a lot of talk about September being the new January. The link is clear to see. It’s all about fresh starts and changes in routine. Beginning again with renewed energy and enthusiasm to create a better you. But if we follow things through logically then we have to ask is August is the new December?
I think there might just be a case for it. My vote for it is based on the ‘dead days’, These are the days that fall between Christmas and New Year. They are a week like no other in the year. There’s a suspension of usual routines. There are no classes to attend. Meals are different. August has that same kind of feel, particularly if the weather is hot. And while the meals might not be based on roast dinner leftovers there’s definitely a feeling of suspension. Meals are barbeque leftovers or bowls of potato salad or a bowl of olives and a glass of wine in the garden.
My productive side can’t help but feel drawn to the idea of a month of preparation for a new start. The lovely idea that the gap usually filled in by an evening class could be put to use.
This is my plan…
I’m thinking of what I want in place for September which is likely less clutter! So I’ll be getting round to listing stuff on eBay and planning with Carla for another flash sale of Ink Drops stock. In-between eating olives obviously.
But you might think differently. So August might give you the time to commit to 3 minutes of meditation or yoga every day. Or to read a book and sip homemade Kombucha from a martini glass after dinner. Maybe you’ll decide to write a blog post a day. Perhaps you want to commit to doing nothing at all.