What to Do When It’s Fall

Whether you call it autumn or fall, the season we are entering transitions people from what they’ve been doing during those warm weather days of summer, and gears them up for the quickly approaching winter that is surely around the corner. Facebook recently released statistics that illustrates that people’s minds are definitely on this season by what they are talking about currently. It pointed out, just to name a few, that many are looking for boots, leather jackets, butternut squash, chicken noodle soupand other related items.

Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York (Photo credit: blmiers2)

Fall brings change. It brings changing climates, scenery, appetites, and apparel, etc. Fall is an opportunity to change some things that take place around and for you. As this season gets under way, allow the following to give you some general things to consider doing, so you can gear up for what follows.

  • Inventory: If you haven’t noticed already, many retail businesses have begun to take inventory. This is something that is done seasonally because it allows them to phase out things that they know consumers most likely are not going to be in the market for, and enable them to quantify those things that they know will be desired shortly. The fall brings the need for home and lawn care maintenance, holiday gifts and food stock piling, medicine and warm clothing needs. Taking proper inventory of the things you have and don’t have, need and don’t need allows you to make room and make ready.
  • Study: This is a time when most are heading back to the class room. Whether it is time to brush up on skills that may have become rusty, or to gain new skills to retool for something new, this is the time to study and show yourself approved.
  • Preparation:  This is something that should be done, not just “in cases of emergency,” but as a natural state of readiness. As a Boy Scout, it was always our motto to always be prepared. Sometime, you have to look at your home to see what needs a good touch up or patching, so that when bad weather comes, you’ve reduced the severity of damage. There’s an old saying that, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Preparation is simply giving yourself a plan of action. That plan helps you to be ready for both obstacles and opportunities.

In gearing up for the coming weeks, take some time out to take inventory, study something, and make the necessary preparations. You’ll discover that as you do these few simple things, this season will go well and it won’t be your own downfall.

QUESTION: What are your best practices for having a good fall season?

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