Once the days start to become a little shorter and it takes longer to become light in the morning we really notice that Summer is over. People begin to countdown to Christmas and discuss if it’s too early to switch on their central heating.
Let’s look at some tips to enjoy a positive Autumn:
Make Your Home a Cozy Haven
Focus on using luscious fabrics and warm colours like red, gold, auburn for cushions, rugs and throws. Lamps and lighting are important on darker evenings and candle light can really enhance a room. Add fragrance with scented candles, potpourri, diffusers.
Look at Your Music Collection
How often do you play your older tracks? Refresh your memory with an exploration of your back catalogue and relish the music you have stored.
Start Using Your Slow Cooker
It’s great to come home after a busy day to a freshly cooked meal that’s ready to eat, and it often means that you eat far healthier as a consequence.
Use Opportunities To Go Outside and Enjoy The Daylight
Go outside for breaks and lunch whenever you can. Exercise outdoors. A walk on the beach or promenade, a treasure hunt or nature watch in the park with family and friends can be a lot of fun. Then you can stop to eat in a country pub or come home for a slow cooking roast or casserole.
Enjoy a Positive Autumn with Cozy Evenings Relaxing at Home
Take a long leisurely bath with scented candles and the delicious bath oils you’ve been saving for a special occasion. Schedule an evening for catching up on your favourite films or box sets, read a book you’ve long been meaning to read, make those neglected catch-up phone calls, invite friends round for supper.
Buy Fresh Flowers for Somewhere Unexpected Like The Landing or Bathroom
They’re a treat and will brighten up your home.
Prepare Your Garden for Autumn
Winter flowering plants bring colour so that you have a pleasant view from your window. Feed the birds regularly and enjoy seeing how many different kinds come to visit.
Safari suppers can be a fun, inexpensive way to socialize and enjoy a positive Autumn with local friends and neighbors. Each course is provided by a different person as the guests move from one house to the next throughout the meal.
Board games can be surprisingly good fun as everyone’s competitive streak emerges. Some people find that games nights become a regular part of their family time or social calendar. Record your favourite programs so that you can view them at another time.
Painting and Crafts
Painting and crafts are a good way for children to enjoy a positive Autumn indoors. Collect pine cones, leaves, grasses on nature walks and use them to make scrapbooks, pictures or even greetings and Christmas cards. Let them plan an indoor picnic and help with the preparation. It’s fun to sit eating sandwiches and drinking juice on the lounge or kitchen floor.
Think of ways that you can introduce special times and make precious memories either alone or with others. All the times you spend doing fun things can help you to enjoy a positive Autumn.
Susan Leigh is a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist who works with stressed individuals to promote confidence and self belief, with couples experiencing relationship difficulties to improve communications and understanding and with business clients to support the health and motivation levels of individuals and teams. http://www.lifestyletherapy.net