The end of summer and the coming of fall can sometimes feel sad or heavy. These five easy practices will help you celebrate the way autumn invites us to gently turn inward. It’s all about getting cozy, enjoying sensory pleasures, and making our space (inside and out!) free of clutter.
The autumnal equinox (this year on September 22) is the one day of the year when day and night are the same length. It’s a time to nurture balance in our lives.
5 Ways to Celebrate Fall
1. Meditate. Don’t make it a thing. Just give yourself five minutes before bed to sit quietly and watch your thoughts pass by like clouds rolling through the sky. Breathe.
2. Drink Tea. When the air gets crisp and the temperature drops, a nice hot cup of tea can quiet the mind and nourish the spirit. Explore seasonal offerings like apple cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and tumeric ginger. Engage all your senses while you sip. Relax.
3. Create a Terrarium. There’s something soothing about the slow-growing, delicate plants that thrive in a terrarium. Spend an afternoon putting your terrarium together and then enjoy the tiny hothouse garden inside while the earth cools outside.
4. Tidy Up! Forget spring cleaning, the time to tidy up your home is now. Head into winter hibernation in a space that’s free of clutter, using The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. And explore other ways to turn your home into a sanctuary.
5. Make a Gratitude Jar. Get a jar, some colorful paper, and voila! You have a gratitude jar. Add something to it whenever the mood comes over you. As the leaves fall and we move into long, dark nights, gratitude becomes an even more powerful practice.
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