Fall is here, and you know what that means! We’re ten months into the year, which can be a time of burnout for many of us. Instead of waiting for January 1 to start resetting, practicing mindfulness in the fall can help us find balance. So, let’s look at some ways to prepare for a mindful fall season.
Practice Good Sleep Hygiene
One way to kick off a mindful fall season is to revamp your sleep routine. At this point in the year, you may be needing an adjustment in your bedtime. We do suggest continuing to have a regular bed time and rising time to ensure you’re getting optimal rest. According to the Sleep Foundation, the majority of adults need seven to nine hours of sleep a night.
Refresh Your Diet
Fall is a fabulous time to refresh your meal prep regiment. There are seasonal foods that become available to make nutritious and cozy dishes perfect for cooler fall nights. Root vegetables such as squash, sweet potatoes and carrots are readily available to make soups and stews all fall long.
Take yourself apple picking! Not only is it a great fall activity, but apples are in season and a great addition to any diet. Your local markets will have seasonal options available to you, too.
Treat Yourself to New Skincare Products
Even in Gilbert, where fall doesn’t cool down the weather drastically, your skin still goes through some changes. As the weather changes, even slightly, skin can become dry and itchy. It’s important to stay moisturized, and what better way to do that than with all new skin care products!
Spend Time With Your Loved Ones
Fall is the perfect time to celebrate the fruits of a busy year with friends and family. It’s more important in the fall to reach out to loved ones and spend time with them. In fact, spending time with others may help you live longer.
Lastly, a mindful fall should start with slowing everything down. We spend all year rushing through life and filling our days up. Make time for yourself and wrap up in a cozy blanket and enjoy the weather with a good book. Happy autumn!