It’s getting grayer and the trees are gradually losing their leaves: it’s fall again! You may find it a pity that the summer is now over, but every season has its charms and fall is certainly no exception. Fall has the ability to transform nature and your environment into the most beautiful and colorful painting. From delicious fall treats to long forest walks, there are many ways to enjoy fall season. In this blog we give you ideas and tips on what you can do in this fall season to feel good, look good and enjoy this wonderful season even more.
The better we know what is good, valuable and important to us, the more we can take charge of our lives by making councils decisions and the more we can live our lives authentically. The beginning of fall is a good time to disconnect from the world and introspect our thoughts, feelings, actions and aspirations so that we can become a better person.
Grab a notebook and a pen and find a quiet place. You can find various questionnaires on the internet that can help you to reflect on yourself. Here are some reflecting questions:
- Do I use my talents and strengths enough to add value to my life and the lives of others? What do I have to work on?
- What are my core values? Will I remain faithful to my core values?
- What are my goals for the longer term and the short term?
- Am I satisfied with how I maintain my relationships (see our blog on relationships and happiness)
To keep improving ourselves, self-reflection must be a recurring habit in our lives. The high performance planner from Brendon Burchard is a great tool to reflect on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
Even if you feel like doing nothing and you just want to sit on the couch with a blanket watching Netflix series, this is the right time of the year to give your activity level a boost. Honor the beautiful fall colors in nature and spend more time outside before the trees will loose all their leaves. Walking instead of driving to the grocery store will give you the opportunity to enjoy the trees that line the streets and inhale the fall scents. If you work at the office, you can take a lunchtime-walk to get some fresh air. This will boost your productivity as well as your mood.
Delicious and healthy food
Especially in the fall it’s important to eat healthy and varied food and to drink enough water, so that your body remains provided with the necessary vitamins and minerals that it needs to stay energized. Fall coincides with harvest time and is therefore the most rich culinary season. Plenty delicious and colorful vegetables are available such as parsnip, red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, sweet potato and kale which with you can prepare delicious and nutritious dishes!
Do some fall cleaning!
The start of fall is a great time to declutter and clean your home. With most people returning from their holiday destination and kids going back to school again, fall is like beginning a new year. It feels wonderful to start fresh with a clean and clutter-free house.Get rid of all the things you don’t use anymore, switch out your summer wardrobe for a fall one and organize things in a visible and accessible manner. Wash your curtains, sofa covers and schedule in some time to clean all your kitchen cabinets. An easy and fun way to refresh your home for the fall season is to move things around and rearrange your current space. Don’t forget to reward yourself when the job is done.
Bring the cosiness into your home
Warm colors such as earth tones and colors that we see in the leaves of the trees during fall are the colors that you can use to create the atmosphere of cosiness at home. You create a warm atmosphere with beautiful, soft velvet cushions in dark natural colors. Candlelight is also a perfect mood maker. Buy some spicy scented candles, place them together on a plateau, group a number of tea lights or buy a beautiful candlestick. A nice chunky knit plaid is a nice addition to your interior in the fall season.
Update your beauty routine to a Fall one
One of the most popular trends this fall are brown and orange eyeshadows. The color of the highlighter this fall is gold and is suitable for all skin tones. Swap out your light and bright nail polishes from summer to deeper reds or burgundies for fall. Dark red, dark purple and dark brown lipsticks are very popular this fall season. Although the sun is less visible now, don’t forget your sun protection. When your brushes release hair or smell strange, it’s probably time to replace them.
Trends and musthaves
This fall there are a lot of new trends and must-haves to have on your radar. We see that floral prints in different accessories are hot this season. The embossed bags and bags with animal prints such as croco, leopold and snake prints are also on-trend, and add an unexpected touch to your daily outfits. Large tote bags are back again and that is good news. Everything you need fits in these bags while you keep looking classy and chic. As far as jewelry is concerned, the coin jewelry, pearls and shell jewelry will dominate this season. Fine bracelets that you can layer give you a sophisticated look.
What are YOUR favorite ways to celebrate fall?
Share them with us in the comments section!