As the first leaves hit the ground, we can notice a slight chill in the air. There is a change happening. For some, saying goodbye to summer and hello to fall is an exciting and welcoming time. For others, the mention of sweaters and jackets creates a sense of defiance and the longing to hold on to any shred of warmth that might still exist. With changing seasons come changing rituals and schedules. While some thrive on the structure that Autumn brings, others have difficulty with the rigidity. One thing that most can agree on is that without something to look forward to when the days continue to get darker, life can become monotonous and boring. Adding one to three activities to your planner each week can help with difficult seasonal transitions. Love to read? Join a virtual book club. Interested in furthering your education but not thrilled about the price tag that comes along with it? Coursera offers a variety of online courses from Ivy League schools for free. If you have access to transportation, fall is a beautiful time to take a drive to see the foliage. Love animals but can’t commit to owning one right now? Animal shelters can always use a helping hand. As the days get darker earlier, now would be a great time to invest in a Happy Light therapy lamp. These lamps mimic the sunlight to enhance your mood. However you choose to bolster your schedule and prepare yourself this season, make sure you have something or someone to look forward to.