I’ve spoken before about getting through bad mental health days so I thought I’d do a similar post based around Autumn/Fall because you can never have too many ideas on how to make it through until tomorrow in my opinion – especially at this time of year!
This post is going to be less about what you cannot do and more about things you could try to do and enjoy during this time of year. Some things might seem like more effort than others, whilst some may not appeal to you at all.
- Go outside and take pictures of things that mean Autumn/Fall to you – this could be anything from the falling leaves, condensed coffee shop windows, gloved hands or wooly hats on heads to the steam from a mug of hot chocolate and the raindrops on a window or leaf.
- Find a recipe that is based on seasonal fruit or vegetables, go to the shop, buy the ingredients and cook then try your new seasonal dish. It might just become a new favourite!
- If it’s too cold or dark outside for you, do the essential well-being checks (pee, brush teeth, put on some clean but comfy house clothes, eat something, make contact with another human just so you remember you’re alive) then find something to binge watch on TV or start reading the books you’ve been wanting to read.
- Find a list of books to read on Pinterest (check out my Book Life board) then start reading your way through.
- Experiment with different styles of hot chocolate by searching for recipes online.
- Buy a few fall scented candles and try them all to find your favourite.
- If you can, visit Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park just for the experience.
- Buy some autumn/winter essentials – maybe a pair of boots, a few jumpers or even a new jacket.
- Go to a coffee shop with a book or your tablet, order a hot drink and enjoy your TV series or book whilst people watching.
If none of these ideas appeal to you, let me know what does. It could be anything from going to an apple orchard to pumpkin carving!
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