Self care has been a hot topic for a few years now, instilling the importance of taking more time out to do something good for yourself. If you want to continue this tradition during the fall season, here are some unique ideas that are great for this time of year.
Enjoy the Outdoor Fall Scenery
When people think of self-care, they often think about staying inside and having a bath or reading a book. While this is a great way to practice self-care, it definitely isn’t the only option. Self-care is all about doing something for yourself, whether inside or outside, alone or with others. That is why a great way to practice self-care in the fall is by enjoying the beautiful scenery outdoors.
Head outside to walk around your neighborhood, go to a nearby park, or hike where the leaves are changing.
Find a New Book to Read
If you’re looking more for an indoor self-care activity, it doesn’t get much better than unplugging and enjoying a great book. Do you have a stack of books on your nightstand that you keep avoiding? Put that phone away, turn off Netflix, and pick up a book instead. Get transported into the imaginary world the writer creates, and you will quickly understand why this is such a popular choice when it comes to self-care.
Try Fall-Scented Essential Oils
Whether you are brand new to essential oils, or simply wan ta change for the new season, this is a fantastic time to choose some new scents. You can definitely find blends that remind you of fall, from pumpkin spice to woodsy outdoor blends, or you can choose individual scents for the season and use your favorites.
Some fall scents to look for in your essential oils include:
- Sweet Orange
Enjoy Healthy, Fall Superfoods
Self-care is also about taking care of your physical health, including eating a balanced diet. You can add more healthy produce by choosing from the fall superfoods that are popular this time of year, such as kale, apples, pears, pumpkin, butternut squash, pomegranate, brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes. Make yourself a kale salad with apples and pears, enjoy a rich bowl of butternut squash soup, or whip up a baked sweet potato with your favorite toppings.
Exercise in a Way You Enjoy
Exercise is good for self-care in many ways, from improving your physical health and preventing diseases, to releasing endorphins to put you in a better mood. It can also help a lot with sleep if you struggle getting to sleep on time in the evenings. The trick for using it as part of self-care is finding exercise you ENJOY. You should not force yourself to do a workout routine you hate and call it self-care.