20 Fall Must-Dos
Activities to savor for your best fall on the books.
1. Don't drop that thun thun thun. VOTE.
If you're a United States citizen, whether you are an avid supporter of either U.S. Presidential candidate, now is the time for strategic choice. So choose.
2. Get thee to a farmer’s market.
Get your veggies fresh and cheaper plus support local farmers by shopping at a farmer's market. Besides, doing this just feels like fall.
3. Cook a crockpot meal or 5.
You'll appreciate putting a meal on in the morning and coming home out of the cold to a home that smells like comfort food and love. Not to mention minimal kitchen work in the evening.
4. Rent a cabin in the mountains.
Wanna get away? Take some time to enjoy the falling leaves and be closer to nature. There are some well-priced options below $100 per night on Airbnb.
5. Sponsor or donate to a food drive.
Remember, while you're enjoying the character of the colder season, some of our brothers and sisters are struggling in it. Give back.
6. Decorate in deeps.
If cranberry, dark grays and emerald greens have been calling to you, then now is the time to answer. Use jewel tones and other deep-colored beauties in your home décor to your heart's content.
7. Roast sum!
Carrots, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, WHO YA WIT?!
8. Meditate, levitate.
Take advantage of the quiet whenever you can and get centered before, during and after the holidays and all their potential stress.
9. Bake sum!
And make it hearty. I'm talking pumpkin bars and pecan pies. Save me a plate, too.
10. Snuggle up.
Baby, it's cold outside.
11. Be mindful.
Feel the warmth of a mug between your hands. Pause to appreciate the changing leaves. Don't let another season pass by without you savoring each moment.
12. Have a photo shoot.
Put on some fall-flattering attire and celebrate yourself. Incorporate your family and friends if you please.
13. Treat yourself to a big, fall-scented candle.
Nothing says fall like a delicious-smelling, warm home. Here are two of my faves.
14. Get into hot tea.
If it's not a staple for you already, know that hot tea comes in many different varieties with many different homeopathic benefits. Cooler weather is the perfect time to get into some herbal blends in the evening or caffeinated teas during the day.
15. Slow down...like you're supposed to.
Your body is slowing down in colder months and you should LET IT. Make the choice now not to run yourself ragged yet another season. Take advantage of the fact that the weather is less appealing and say "no" more; use the time to catch up on some much-needed rest and time with your loved ones and yourself
16.Clean out your closet.
Look at what you didn't wear this past season (for the second summer in a row) and get rid of it! Sell those things to a discount clothing store like Plato's Closet and make some change back to spend on a new sweater or long skirt that you know you'll make use of. Here's a great book to help you out with this process. Check out the chapter on clothing.
17.Host a gratitude gathering.
Have some folks over for a gratitude gathering, which doesn't necessarily have to be centered around the American traditional Thanksgiving holiday. Have a good meal, spend quality time and talk about what you're grateful for, maybe even giving gifts. If you do host one, I'd love to hear how it goes!
18.Get into yoga.
Good-for-you yoga is a great indoor workout. Whether you're taking class or doing it at home, this style of fitness will be perfectly in line with the recuperation theme of the season.
Make like a bear. Finally get your evening routine down and get more rest, 6-8 hours.
20.Plan for the upcoming year.
Get your mind right and your goals clear so you're ready for your best year EVER and can show up to 2017 like