And just like that summer is over! Some late September sunshine kept us all hanging on (and rightly so with a severe lack of it this summer), but we’ve certainly noticed the change in weather, not to mention the steadily decreasing daylight, over the past two weeks.
Whilst the thought of layers, autumnal shades and October festivities might appeal to some, for many people it can represent a difficult transitional period. If you’re feeling October might have you caught in a slump, check out our top tips and advice for embracing the autumn season below:
- Get outdoors – try to get outside in the daytime as much as you can and soak up the beauty of those fiery orange colours. Autumn doesn’t have to mean you can no longer enjoy nature!
- Cook up a storm- albeit not a literal one, but if you’re into cooking, be sure to embrace the change of the season and the wonderful variety of seasonal goodies that autumn brings with it. Why not try one new recipe each week? This will keep you busy and full of comforting grub.
- Be kind to yourself – don’t feel guilty or punish yourself for feeling drained and unmotivated. It’s completely normal – enjoy a cosy day in with the kids and snuggle up with a movie!
- Give the house an autumn make over – filling the house with lovely autumn smells and candles is a great way to keep you feeling warm and bright as you adjust to those darker evenings.
Treat yourself – getting the winter wardrobe back out can be bleak. If you’re able to, it’s a nice time to treat yourself to a new item, such as a scarf or cardigan, and adopting to your autumn style won’t be quite so tough!