Can I just start by saying that “I absolutely LOVE Autumn!” We’re a month into this beautiful season and I just got back after a 3-day solo trip to Edinburgh celebrating my birthday.
So far this season, I’ve spent my time cooking delicious comfort foods with seasonal produce to nourish my body, studying my Life Coaching course, watching feel-good movies, trying watercolour painting, going for long walks, snuggling up on my bed with my Kindle, mugs of various lattes and home-baked cookies, celebrating my 46th birthday and so much more.
For me, Autumn is the perfect season to reflect on the year so far; goals and achievements, health & well-being, what worked and what didn’t etc. and then simply re-evaluate what to do next – and of course, add in new things I want to try.
“Autumn… My Soulmate Season ♡”
For 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, mugs of lattes and home-baked cookies
- Bringing back Friday night movie night
- Find a new series I can watch on Netflix
- Declutter & simplify my overall life
- Start preparing for Christmas
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 it but never got around to starting.
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 exercise 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!
“MAKE DOING SOMETHING NEW A REGULAR PART OF WHAT YOU DO.”
When we do new things, we can have new experiences. If we keep doing the same things, we’ll keep generating the same experiences. And if we do nothing… we can’t expect much in return. We get back from life, what we put in. Get creative, get inspired, get intentional. New experiences, create new possibilities.