When fall arrives, temperatures begin to drop, and you might even have rainy days and cold evenings. This is when it is good to spend more time inside, whether alone or with loved ones. If you want to practice more self-care, find some indoor activities that allow you to be cozy, warm, and content.
Get Your Cooking and Baking On
The fall is typically when people start cooking and baking a lot more. Over the summer, you probably didn’t do as much cooking due to the weather and a busy schedule. However, in the fall, it is a great time to practice self-care and enjoy the cooler temperatures at the same time.
When you want to enjoy some relaxing time for yourself indoors, it is the perfect opportunity to be in your kitchen. Whether this means making a big meal for your family, trying out a new recipe, or going for a fall-inspired baked treat, embrace the extra time you have.
Cozy Up on the Couch
When you are stuck inside over the fall season, really embrace it. Have a few minutes alone for some self-care? Get cozy on your couch with a good book, your journal, or watch a movie. There are a lot of holiday movies on this time of year, but it is also a wonderful time to look through your DVR collection and catch up.
Sit by a Fireplace or Bonfire
This is going to be great for self-care and for hygge, if that is something you like to practice. If you have an indoor fireplace, get comfortable and enjoy the sights, or turn on a movie on low volume and just enjoy your atmosphere. This is wonderful for self-care, whether you are alone or have family with you.
If you want to stay at home, but also enjoy a bonfire, there are many portable versions that you can put right on your patio outside. Enjoy the warmth and relaxation evening on cold, fall nights.
Have a Friend Over
Practicing self-care isn’t just about spending time alone. It includes any activity that is good for your overall health and wellness, and that often includes spending time with others. Invite a friend over if you plan on staying home, or plan a little gathering with your closest relatives. This is going to provide more socializing time for you, but also stay relaxed.