Can I just start with saying that “I absolutely LOVE Autumn!” We’re a month into this beautiful season and I just got back after spending the last 3 weeks in Norway with my family.
Autumn… My Soulmate Season
So far, I’ve spent my time cooking delicious comfort foods with seasonal produce to nourish my body, studying a ‘Holistic Health Practitioner’ Diploma course I invested in, watching feel-good movies, writing my cookbook ‘Soulfully Nourished‘, trying watercolour painting, going for long walks with Simba (our family dog), snuggling up on the sofa with my kindle, cups lattes and home-baked cookies, celebrating my 45th birthday and so much more.
For me, Autumn is the perfect season to reflect on the year so far; goals and achievements, health & wellbeing, what worked and what didn’t etc and then simply re-evaluate what to do next – and of course, add in new things you want to try.
The rest of the season, I will be doing the following:
- Continue cooking delicious comfort foods with seasonal produce to nourish my body, watching feel-good movies, watercolour painting, going for long walks, snuggling up on the sofa with my kindle, cups lattes and home-baked cookies
- Bringing back Friday movie night
- Watching Sex and the City – the series (both old and new) + the movies
- Declutter & smiplify my overall life
- Start preparing for Christmas – I’ll hopefully be spending it in Norway this year
Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? It’s always fun to do something new, but often we fall into the trap of doing the same things all over again.
I came across a TED Talk by Matt Cutts (below) – It’s only three-and-a-half minutes long but very encouraging – it was enough to give me the motivation to finish off online courses & training etc I’ve invested in but never got around to start.
A few ideas for you to try out this Autumn:
- Start a daily journal to write your thoughts in.
- Try a new cuisine – what about French, Norwegian or Indian? Learn how to cook a new dish for dinner. We all get tired of eating the same thing, so why not try making something new?
- Learn a new skill – what about sewing, gardening or cooking? You’ll be surprised what you can learn in the afternoon.
- Visit your local farmer’s markets and pick out some fresh produce. Farmers’ markets are full of delicious fresh fruit, veggies and more. Find your local market and take a visit.
- Call a friend you haven’t spoken to recently and have a good long chat.
- Put on your favourite song and dance your heart out. You might be surprised at how much fun you have!
- Invite some friends over – there’s nothing better than an evening spent with good friends and good food.
- Try out a new form of exercises like Pilates, tennis or swimming.
- Organise a clothing swap with your friends. You’ll have a great time, and save some cash and the environment all at the same time!