Autumn Appreciation; Release the Mindfulness

Autumn Appreciation

Hi everybody! I hope you’re all doing well, my name is Chloe and I blog at Chloe Elizabeth. It’s a pleasure to be guest posting here today on Crunchy Leaves and Sunsets, and I really thought I’d take the time to reflect on autumn a little bit more and provide some guidance to help you to be mindful in the coming months. There are a whole host of reasons why being mindful is so important to our health and wellbeing, and autumn is one of my favourite seasons to do it in. I, alongside many people, find autumn and winter very challenging for my mental health and so I think its’ incredibly important to be mindful and to seek appreciation. So, lets get into it!

Summer is finally coming to an end and we can finally start to take the time to enjoy the changes that come with autumn.

Your alarm rings and its’ still dark outside, it’s 6am and hopefully you’ll feel refreshed and ready to take on the new Autumn day. You get up, put your slippers on and head downstairs for a warm cup of tea and some breakfast.  When its’ dark outside, it may be more difficult for you to wake up, but you’ll have the pleasure of watching the beautiful sunrise, and subsequent sunset in the evening.

Who doesn't love stomping through Crunchy Leaves?
Who doesn’t love stomping through Crunchy Leaves?

You can step outside, and feel the cool gust of air hit your face, as you start to think about whether you should be wearing a scarf. It serves as a little reminder that you need to get your gloves and wooly hat out soon, so that you don’t freeze when the real winter hits. At first the leaves stay green but gradually they turn yellow, orange and red. The leaves flood the ground, more falling from the trees with every little gust of wind.

CRUNCH.

CRUNCH.

CRUNCH.

Listen out for the crunch as your feet enter the huge selection of leaves that have accumulated at the side of the pavement. Appreciate the wind that blows, moving your hair to the side of your face and giving you the gorgeous windswept look.

Eventually, when you’re finally inside you’re able to gasp a sigh of relief as you escape the cold. You can take off your scarf and jacket, and keep yourself warm by the fireplace/radiator. You can pick out one of the jumpers you’ve been so excited to wear – but it’s just been too warm to wear until now, and hang it up ready to wear tomorrow.

Thank you all for reading and I really hope you enjoyed this post. Please feel free to comment down below with the things you notice when you try to be mindful during the coming months!

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