The weather is getting colder, and the days shorter; signaling an end to Summer. This can be a difficult transition and, therefore, it is important to make self-care a priority. Fall is a season many people enjoy; however, it is often met with a bittersweet attitude because it signifies the beginning of winter. A way to make this transition easier is to pay attention to the nature of your self-talk. Are you focusing on the negative? Are you dreading winter so much that you are forgetting to enjoy fall? If you are struggling to be present, to find the positives in the changing weather, try some of the activities on this list of fall self-care activities.
FALL SELF-CARE ACITVITIES
- Baking: fall is a great time to break out those dessert recipes you have wanting to try. Baking can be a very relaxing and therapeutic activity. Baking is a great self-care activity because it offers an opportunity to un-plug, reflect and still keep our hands busy.
- Brisk Walks: taking walks in the Fall is a great self-care activity. It can be fun to witness the leaves changing and to be surrounded by vivid colors. Additionally, enjoying the fall weather before winter begins is a helpful way to stay grounded in the present. Going on a walk or hike is a great opportunity to reflect, enjoy nature and disconnect from the distractions of our daily life.
- Home Projects: During the summer, it can be hard to attend to our living space so as to not waste a beautiful day indoors. The fall and winter months, however, are the perfect time to take on some home projects. Clean out your closet, collect or create new home décor, do a deep clean and finally organize that junk drawer. While you clean clutter from your physical space, take the time to reflect on any personal clutter, or inner turmoil, that has been taking up space in your mind.
- Creativity: the beautiful colors of fall can inspire our creative side. Take the opportunity to make time for creative projects such as painting, photography, or creative writing.
- Gratitude Exercises: if you are someone who struggles to enjoy fall because you are dreading winter, gratitude exercises are a great way to be present and focus on positives. Express gratitude throughout the fall to help improve your positive self-talk.