Autumn is a season of transformation – the leaves change their hue and the heat of summer is chased away on cool breezes. Just like in nature, our bodies and minds undergo a shift with the season. As the year winds down and another season arrives, it’s important to embrace a wellness approach that suits the shift. To help you make the most of this beautiful season, we’ve put together a list of our top tips for practicing autumn wellness.
1. Boost Your Immune System
‘Tis the season for sniffles! Cold, flu, and COVID are all running rampant as the autumn approaches. Remember to schedule your updated vaccinations and get out ahead of the office plagues!
For a natural immunity boost, load up on immune-boosting foods like garlic, ginger, and turmeric. Enjoying in season produce is another means of packing your system with the vitamins and antioxidants you need to stay healthy. Consider treats like apples, pears, pumpkin, and root vegetables!
2. Honor Abundance by Choosing Less
Embrace a season of change by using it as catalyst for decluttering your space. In the autumn, it is common to reflect on blessing and abundance. Cleaning out your closet can be a great way to pay that gratitude forward. Take what you can to be donated to those in need!
Also, decluttering your living space promotes mental clarity and reduces stress. Bringing a bit of peace and simplicity into your home is a great way to end the year.
3. Get Plenty of Sleep
With the days getting shorter and the approach end of Daylight Savings, it’s essential to make sleep hygiene a priority. Aim for seven to eight hours of quality sleep per night and do your best to limit your screen (and blue light!) exposure within a few hours of bedtime. A well-rested body is a healthy body.
4. Nurture Good Mental Health
The autumn season is defined by the embrace of change, transformation, gratitude, and reflection. This makes it the perfect time to get back in touch with the practice of mindfulness and to prioritize mental health. Dedicate some time each day to practices like meditation, journaling, or even a calming walk. These practices can help you to stay grounded and reduce anxiety.
It’s also important to stave off SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Many individuals find themselves dragging in their mental wellness during the darker, colder months.
5. Remember to Connect
Autumn signals the approach of the holiday season. Considering the approaching period of connection and festivity, don’t forget to nurture your relationships! Spend quality time with loved ones and maintain friendly communication. Social connections play such a vital role in our overall wellbeing!
Embracing the Beauty of Autumn Wellness
Every season presents its own unique opportunity to better our wellbeing and autumn is no exception. We hope these autumn wellness tips help you to make the most of the season! Physical and mental health is a practice and a commitment, that’s worth embracing any time of year!