Here in northern Ohio, it’s officially fall! There’s a chill in the air, the days are brisk and (mostly) sunny, and the trees are finally getting some color after the long summer.
I thought this would be a good time to talk about ways to adjust your self-care routine for the new season. We are all a work in progress, and self-care is not something you have to be “perfect” at, it shouldn’t feel like a burden. I say this, because as the trend takes off, sometimes a little bit of intention can get lost along the way.
Try reading our blog post about how to make a self-care routine stick!
Below are 5 ways you can add a little self-care into your life this fall, all of these are made for maximum mood boosting efficiency!
- Visit a local farm: apple picking, hay rides, corn mazes - you name it, a local farm probably has it. For thousands of years most people farmed to survive, and though most of us don’t now (although I love my little garden!) it’s a good idea to get out there and get some dust on your boots, get close to nature. Plus, this is a great family outing idea, and popular for good reason!
- Combat the evening blues with candles - hygge is the Danish concept of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. I don’t know about you, but the increasingly dark evenings bum me out. Lighting some of my candles - IMMEDIATE mood booster. Suddenly, the house is filled with cozy smells and small flickering lights. If you dread the dark - light some candles for all the cozyness you could ever want!
- Make an effort to take outdoor walks - there is something about a walk on a brisk fall day that just makes the world seem right, and all of your problems surmountable. Close the laptop, put on your puffy vest, and take a walk outside. Breathe, take in the atmosphere, maybe pick up some leaves. You’ll come back with a new attitude. Hey, that’s what I plan on doing after writing this blog post!
- Update your wardrobe with cozy outfits - with fall and winter around the corner, it’s time to get out the wools, fleeces, and thermal layers you need to get yourself through the upcoming cold. There’s something so cheery about a cozy sweater you can wrap yourself in, or a nice scarf. It doesn’t have to be much - but I say invest in some quality pieces, or embrace your minimalist side and make sure you dig out your winter clothes from wherever you store them!
- Pick a book to round out your year - in the upcoming busyness, it’s easy to lose sense of yourself. As the cold approaches, and our to-do lists get more intense, it’s important to keep some time set aside for your own well-being and development. So pick a book, any book - can be a page turner, or a business book. [insert one you like if you have one] Take some moments to read this book, and it will help keep you grounded but also aware of a world outside your own.
Happy fall, y’all!
Thanks for reading,