Maybe it's a mix of the autumn chill and extra espresso, but there's something about fall that wakes everybody up. The kids are back in school, the vacation mindset has ceased, and we're looking to accomplish everything we set out to in 2017 before the end of the year rolls around.
Next thing you know, your calendar is full of meetings, your inbox is overflowing, and you realize you're going to have to sprint all the way to the holidays. Yep, it's a sneaky phenomenon, that fall—a time when you can easily get lost in other people's priorities and forget any of the summertime promises you made to yourself.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
You can take advantage of the collective energy boost of this final seasonal sprint by reconnecting to what's most important to you and claiming first dibs on your time. Here are a few simple strategies to make this your most energized and productive fall ever: