In the Midwest, fall weather is the absolute perfect weather. Not too hot, not too cold. It is the ultimate “sweater weather” and I can’t get enough of it.
Last year, the snow was a gem and didn’t visit us until December so I’m keeping my fingers crossed and knocking on all the wood I see!
10 Fall Must-do’s:
• Pick some fresh apples at a local apple farm
• Scope out the best pumpkins at a pumpkin patch
• Carve said pumpkins
• Get lost in a corn maze
• Make some hot spiced apple cider
• Cozy up with some hot cocoa and watch a scary Halloween classic 😬
• Go to a wine & harvest festival
• Get spooked in a haunted house
• Host a potluck ‘friendsgiving’
• Take some time to remember what you are thankful for
Above picture is from the Friendsgiving I hosted last year, 2016
Although, there are so many fun and beautiful things to do in fall, it is important to take a step back and remember what we are thankful for. Often times, I get wrapped up it everything going on in my life that I forget to take a moment to breathe and reflect on all what I’m thankful for.
I am beyond grateful for my family and everything they do to make sure I am successful in life. I live a few hours away from my hometown so when I go to visit for a short weekend, I try to cram seeing each of my family members into this short period of time and unfortunately, my grandparents have gotten the back burner 😓.
Two other things that I will be making more time for this fall are:
• Spending more time with my grandparents
• Setting time aside each day for self-care
It is so easy to get tangled up in the events and demands of everyday life that we resort to ‘there not being enough hours in the day’ and putting it off until tomorrow, which more times than not turns into the next day, and the next, and then that day just never arrives.
Whether it be reading a book, meditating, watching your favorite TV show or movie, going for a walk or run, cooking or baking your favorite dish, it is so important to make time for you, even if it is just for a little bit each day.
For me, I will be cozying up with my current read: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware for at least an hour each day.
Do you have any other fall favorites or ways you will be taking part in self care? Share below! 😊