Welcome to a new season!
Although self care is obviously something we should all be doing throughout the year, there is something about Autumn that makes it easier to take some time to look after ourselves.
The light is softer
Have you ever noticed that towards the end of August the light seems to change? Every year I notice this. I tell Mike and he knows that means autumn is on the way. This change in the light seems to set something off inside of us, making us slow down and take things a bit easier. I have seen on my Instagram just how many people are enjoying cozy jumpers, blankets and socks.
Summer is the season of chaos! We all insist on being out all the time, seeing friends and enjoying the warmer temperatures. This is great but it makes me so tired. By the time September gets here I’m ready to hang up my sunglasses and pick up my socks.
Hygge is in full force
If you haven’t heard of Hygge by now you must have been living on another planet! The basics of these Scandinavian term is coziness, with candles and fairy lights and fires. Who doesn’t feel comforted and relaxed when sat by the fire on a cold evening, watching an old film and drinking hot chocolate? It simply isn’t possible to do this in summer without melting into a pool of sweat.
Hot baths are tolerable
I loves me a bath. With candles, my crystals, and soft music playing, I feel so relaxed having that time to slow down. After months of cold showers, this is a welcome change.
Hobbies become fun again
Self care isn’t just about pampering ourselves with lotions and potions. Hobbies are just as important too. But when your hobby is crochet or painting plastic models (Mike!), the idea of being stuck indoors doing these things just isn’t as appealing in the warmer months. I have been crocheting a blanket for years now. It has taken me so long because when it gets to the summer it’s too hot to have a massive woollen blanket on my lap!!Now the nights are getting cooler, why not think about picking up that hobby you were into last year? Maybe you’re a baker, get back in that kitchen – I promise you won’t burst into flames now it’s cooler!
So what are you waiting for? Crack out the candles (Homesense has the most awesome autumnal ones in at the moment!), hang up your twinkly lights and run a bath. Take some time back for you!!
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