Change of Seasons, Fall

With the change of seasons comes a chance to try something different. Liberate your mind, your senses, and your spirit.

  • Think about your daily routine and what you don't like about it. Change one negative aspect into a positive one.

  • Go to a local sporting event. Get caught up in the excitement of a local game and cheer for your favourite team.

  • Try 'eating with the season'. Buy vegetables that are in season and you'll get lots of nutrients to balance in your diet.

  • Think about your favourite parts of autumn. Focus on those. It's okay to miss summer, but don't get caught up in regret.

  • Invest in some new varieties of tea, coffee or hot chocolate and have a variety on-hand as incentive to get out of bed.

  • Keep track of everything you do, and rank them in order of priority. Cut a couple things off the end of your list.

  • Approach everything as if it was a new task. Breathe new life into an old project with renewed purpose and intention.

  • Everything in moderation. It may be the season for new things, but know when to bow out and care for yourself.

  • Surround yourself with warm colours (oranges, reds and yellows) to balance the cold of the outdoors.

  • Take advantage of the weather and enjoy some activities that were too hot and exhausting in the summer.

  • Come up with a smart plan for change. Don't stop when you figure them out or write them down-- take action!

  • Enjoy some warm fall scents. Try out lavender, pine, vanilla and citrus, all of which should help balance your energy.

  • Start fall cleaning. Cleaning your outside world of detractions also helps clear your inner mind.

  • Pull out a big comfy blanket and leave it out to enjoy when the cold weather starts to set in.

  • Get onto a normal sleep schedule. It will take a while, but you'll feel much more rested and ready to face the world.

  • Rearrange your space. Do some research about Zen and reorient your rooms to have more positive energies.

  • Take a hot bath or shower to relax from the stress of the day and rejuvenate from the chill outside.

  • Make a scrapbook to share all your favourite thoughts about the season; foods, colours, activities and more!

  • Think about your needs. Do you need more quiet time, time to read, or to revisit yoga? Make time for you.

  • Read some non-fiction books. Choose a subject you're interested in and ask for recommendations from your friends.

  • Make time for meals. Too many of us try to eat on the run, rushing around. Give yourself permission to relax and eat.

  • Unplug whenever possible. Go on a walk free of technology and relax in the colours of the season.

  • Go through your wardrobe and get rid of anything you won't wear again. Make room for new and better things.

  • Try meditation. It doesn't have to be directed or at a studio. Just lie back and think of nothing for 15 minutes.

  • If you're feeling a bit tired in the afternoon, take a guilt-free nap. Sleep as long as you need to feel refreshed.

  • Take time to cuddle up in a warm blanket and breathe deeply. Enjoy the cold freshness of the fall air in your lungs.

  • Pick something new to learn: pottery, a language, a sport-- whatever interests you. Go after your dreams.

  • When you're feeling down, change your posture. A powerful position can help you feel more powerful in life.

  • Treat yourself to a seasonal treat-- a pumpkin spice latte or a slice of pie maybe.

  • Get caught up in the holidays. Celebrate in a way that is meaningful to you and share your positivity with the world.

  • Start a new festive tradition. It doesn't have to be life altering, but choose something you can throw yourself into.