Hello, Autumn! As the world starts to run red and gold, there’s a crisp chill in the air… what better time to indulge in self-care rituals that can leave you feeling warm and fuzzy? Now is the perfect time to wrap up and nurture yourself!
Here are some autumnal inspired self-care rituals that will help you relax and unwind this autumn.
Prepare your space
Setting the right atmosphere can make all the difference when you want to create that tranquil, relaxing experience. Start by thinking about what helps you relax and unwind. This will look different to everyone… so make sure to personalise it for what works for you. Feel like your space is getting too busy and is that taking up too much headspace? Why don’t you take some time to declutter your space… both digital and around you. Simplifying your environment can promote mental clarity and a sense of calm. This could mean anything from clearing that overstuffed inbox, or even tackling that chaotic kitchen drawer.
Creating cozy vibes starts at the home. Grab the candles and set the mood with aromatherapy and essential oils, put on some soft music and dimmed lights and find those soft blankets… you’ll be feeling relaxed in no time.
Feeling the chill? Grab your cozy clothing, your fuzzy jumpers or pyjamas and plush socks to help get you in that relaxed mindset.
Run a warm scented bath
There’s nothing more relaxing than a warm bath when the world is cold outside. Not only does the warm water ease the tension that you may have unconsciously built up in your body, but you can also really create a relaxing atmosphere using essential oil products designed to calm your mind and body. Oh, and it’s proven that a hot bath 90 minutes before bed can also help you sleep better.
Fragrance your bath with soothing scented bath salts or essential oils. Look for cinnamon, vanilla and even pumpkin spice scents to really get into the autumnal season… they’re so warming!
Let’s face it, the cold air can be harsh on your skin. Here’s your reminder to pamper your skin, use hydrating masks and gorgeous body butters to replenish your skin’s moisture levels to envelop yourself in comfort.
Get cozy with comfort food
A warm, comforting soup, a spiced tea or even a decadent hot chocolate can help provide comfort and warmth on those chilly days.
Take some time to do some Meditating or some Gratitude Journaling… if that’s your sort of thing. They are amazing tools at helping to organise and calm your mind, reduce stress and promote relaxation.
Autumn is a season that invites you to slow down, to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Embrace that! So, gather those favourite cozy items, create that soothing space and make the most of the season. Remember, taking time for yourself is a beautiful act of self-love. Happy autumn – enjoy!