Autumn self-loving

Declutter Your Space

In autumn and winter we tend to spend more time in doors. Creating a home that makes you feel comfortable and content can take a little work and the first step is to remove the clutter. It's hard to relax when you're surrounded by stuff you don't want or know what to do with. At the beginning of autumn, consider a deep declutter your home to get rid of all that unwanted stuff.

Go For A Walk (Even When It’s Raining)

When it’s pouring and it is cold, the last thing we want to do is go outside. As the evenings get longer and the weather gets colder, it’s all too feel like bundling up under blankets and staying in bed is the best option. Enjoying a walk is a good way to beat the winter blues; it will boost your energy, reduce stress, help with mental alertness, focus and concentration, as well as improve your sleep.

Stock Up On Healthy Snacks

Nourishing your body is important all year round but even more so in autumn and winter. Stock your cupboards with nutritious foods packed with the vitamins and minerals you may be lacking in the coldest months. Filling foods such stews, curries, and soups, and warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper all help to boost circulation and your immune system. Keep dried fruits, nuts and seeds, and other healthy snacks on hand to keep yourself well-fed and well-nourished.

Invite friends over

There are so many opportunities to arrange gatherings during autumn and winter, and spending time with friends during cold days and long nights is a wonderful way to boost your mood and banish the winter blues. Take the opportunity to invite friends over and host a gathering. Either a cheese & wine night, a soup night, or even a Halloween party!  The most important thing is to spend time with your loved ones to maintain friendships, build community, and build the feeling of togetherness.

Re-Read Your Favourite Book

Sometimes you might just want to stay indoors and that’s OK. This gives you the perfect chance to re-read your favourite books (or re-watch your favourite movies or TV series). Indulging in a familiar story will evoke happy memories, lift your spirits, and make you feel content and relaxed. Make a warm drink, light a candle, curl up under a blanket, and dive into a familiar story.

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