Self-care can be fun to explore, figure out what it means to you, and to notice how this can change over the seasons. There are several ways to prioritize your growth and have fun during the fall. Let’s explore a few self-care categories. Maybe you feel drawn to one more than others.
Mindfulness and Self-reflection
Mindfulness and Self- Reflection
Grab your favorite pen and write about things you are thankful for. You can also reflect on your goals and aspirations and set intentions for yourself for the new year coming up. Get a start on this so you can begin to implement your intentions.
You can also take this fall time to shed what no longer serves you, like the trees do with their leaves.
Declutter areas of your home where you need to cleanse or clear energy.
During the fall, you can attune to darkness. The days grow shorter, and you can embrace the darkness as a time for inner reflection and spending quiet time with yourself at the end of the day.
Build a sacred fire during the fall to symbolize transformation and letting go. Then, celebrate around the bonfire with friends and family.
Create a seasonal altar in your home or garden, you can include fall leaves, acorns, candles, and other things that remind you of fall. In this space you can practice mediation.
Try a warm, cozy night in with a fluffy blanket, a fall soy wax candle, a seasonal movie, or your favorite fall holiday episodes, and hot chocolate.
Try a warm bath with essential oils to warm up and unwind from the cold days. Combine your bath with 432hz music for an extra calming experience.
Find a good book to curl up with in your favorite space. Get a fuzzy blanket to wrap around yourself, and enjoy a cup of warm tea while you dive into another world via book.
Play around with essentials oil combinations, you can use ones like:
Or cedarwood for a fall scent.
Try our fall essential oil blends from our November edition of All Things Alchemical Newsletter.
Be mindful about getting vitamin D during this season. You may need to add in a routine for dry skin with the cold and dry air.
Connecting with Nature and Community
Connect with your community via volunteering to help combat the hibernating feeling of this season.
Connect with loved ones over a game night or a facetime call.
Connect with nature by taking a walk or hiking while the leaves are changing. Take a drive to see the fall foliage, there are several websites that give information on when and where the best fall leaves are near you! Take a few photos of nature to remind you of the beauty later. Appreciate the transformation of the land around you as your area prepares for the winter.
If outdoor activities are more your thing, you can try apple picking, pumpkin carving, or even a corn maze!
Crafting/ Preparing Food
Crafting can be a great way to dive into your creative side. For the fall, you could try knitting, crocheting, or painting.
You can also try baking at home with fall-inspired recipes. Try using seasonal ingredients like apples, pumpkin, or butternut squash.
After baking something, have a candlelit dinner.
Try a yoga class, especially a warm class during the cold months.
You can engage in gentle, grounding movements like yoga or Qi Gong to help balance your energy and connect with the earth's rhythms.
Remember, self-care is what makes YOU feel good. It is a personal journey. Let me know what you try this Fall!