I don’t know about you but I love the fall season. It’s sweater weather and pumpkin spice time so what’s not to love? And we cannot forget about the perfect slight chill in the air that we get to experience. If you ask me, fall is the best season to go above and beyond when practicing self-care. And of course, in this blog post, I’ll be giving you 6 self-care activities to do during fall. But before we jump into that, let’s talk a little bit more about self-care.
Self-care is so important. I say this because when you take care of yourself, you’re then able to care for others. It’s easy to neglect ourselves and put others before our own needs but that isn’t a healthy way to live. Don’t spread yourself thin just to take care of someone else. Take care of yourself first.
When you make self-care a habit, you are basically telling yourself “I matter.” As you should, because you do matter. Practicing self-care can reduce stress and anxiety while increasing happiness and energy. I don’t know about you but that sounds like a win-win situation to me. And I am here for it.
What many people don’t know is that self-care has more benefits than they think. Not only does it improve emotional health, but it can improve physical health as well. Just a few small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact.
6 Self-Care Activities To Do During Fall
1. Binge-watch your favorite show
With so many streaming services now, there’s literally a show for everyone. I love to binge-watch tv shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, Chicago PD and Fire, and Private Practice. But lately, I’ve been branching out to other shows outside of first responder tv and it’s been great.
With that being said, if you’re all caught up with your favorite show. Get out of your comfort zone and start watching something that’s brand stinking new that also catches your attention! And don’t forget a cozy blanket and your favorite snack to go with it.
2. Go for a walk
Fall weather is amazing. And it’s perfect for long walks. Walking can improve physical health and it also offers time alone. You can use that time alone to practice gratitude. Think about all of the things and people you are grateful for. Practicing gratitude can sure lift your mood when things in life haven’t been going too well lately.
You can also use the time alone to think about problems that cause you to stress and try to find a solution to them.
3. Light fall scented candles
I’m totally obsessed with candles. Exploring several different scents just excites me. Apple cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and pecan pie are great candles to start with. Those types of candles never fail to get me in the fall spirit.
JewelScent is a place to definitely check out if you’re wanting a new candle that comes with a surprise. There are jewels worth $15 to $7500 hidden in their candles and bath and body products. It’s amazing and they also have a Halloween collection.
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4. Treat yourself to new clothes
I mean, it’s always great to add clothes to your wardrobe but it’s amazing to add new sweaters and leggings. I cannot be the only one who loves cute and comfortable clothes. And you don’t have to spend a whole bunch of money on one outfit. Don’t be afraid to bargain shop. Saving money is also a form of practicing self-care, friend.
5. Write in your journal
How have you been feeling lately? Have anything on your mind? Writing in a journal is a great self-care technique because it reduces your stress and anxiety. It can help you clarify your thoughts and feelings while also helping you grow as a better person. I recently started creating mental health and self-care printables that I think you will love. Be sure to check them out in my etsy shop if you want to do some journaling!
6. Bake some goodies
Bake something you love. I tend to bake when I’m stressed so recently I made 2 pans of pumpkin bread and gave one pan to my parents. I sure felt better afterward. I don’t know why, but baking things just sort of make you feel good inside. Especially when you’re playing music and have your candles burning. It’s an amazing feeling.
If you’re not a baker, that’s totally fine. That’s what we have Google for. Go online and search for some things you’d like to try, purchase the ingredients, and get to baking in your kitchen! I’m sure you’ll have a great time.
Self-care in the fall
Whatever it is that you do, just make sure that you enjoy it. Make sure that it makes you feel at peace and good on the inside. Go outside more and feel the cool breeze brush on your face and just enjoy it. Remember to live in the moment and always be grateful.
Go easy on yourself, take care of yourself, and most of all… love yourself.