Carve time for yourself this Autumn.
The transition from summer to autumn is a great time to reassess, reset and reboot. If you’ve been thinking of implementing some good new habits, there is no time like now – it makes sense to bolster your health before the onset of winter.
Be kind to yourself.
Autumn time means Halloween, and indulging in all those sweets & chocolate can cause weight gain, the shorter days can cause low mood, and as the cold nights creep in each day we become unwell. Listen to your body and give it what it needs, and don’t beat yourself up! Try reframing negative thoughts into positive ones. One thing at a time, not all at once!
Maintain your Vitamin D.
We get most of our Vitamin D from the sun, so our intake decreases when the weather is colder since we spend most of our time inside during the fall/winter seasons. If you find you are not getting outside much, a Vitamin D supplement can boost your mood and immune system.
Not only does Vitamin D play a vital role in keeping our bones, teeth and muscles healthy, but studies have shown that Vitamin D also helps to regulate mood.
Have you checked out our Multivitamin For Vegans (and none Vegans) to get your dose of Vitamin D!
Boost your immune system.
You can do this by drinking plenty of water, washing your hands often to prevent sickness, and eating nutritious foods.
Get yourself ready for Daylight Savings Time.
Go to bed earlier when you can, especially the week before the clocks change. Longer periods of darkness = longer periods of sleep!
Make some plans for the cold months.
In the winter, we tend to hibernate if we don’t have things to keep us busy.
Moisturise your skin.
Harsh temperatures can make your skin dry. Also, you still should be wearing sunscreen.
Eat well & buy in-season food.
Beets, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, kale, pumpkin, broths, roasted squash, roots and sautéed dark leafy greens are all great choices for making you feel your best this autumn.
It can be easy to just sit around all the time, but it’s important to get in some movement throughout the day.
Wear layers and protect your body from the dropping temperature.
Make sure you have gloves, a scarf, ear muffs, a winter coat, warm socks, and snow boots and keep those pesky bugs at bay!
Keep a schedule.
The cold months can seem to drag on and push us into isolation. Stay on track by scheduling time in your day to do things you like to do.
Take some time to yourself.
Autumn and winter are the Earth’s way of telling us to slow down. Start a journal or track your moods to get more in touch with how your feeling.
Make your lunch break count!
Take regular breaks, and make them count whether you’re in the office or working from home, it can be tempting to resort to lunch at the desk. But taking the time to rest, digest and move is key.
Keep it simple.
Don’t go overboard setting crazy goals for yourself. It’s important to consider our obligations and what our current schedule looks like when we’re in the goal setting process. In the long run it’s more beneficial to set goals that are reachable, and then add on from there.
Minimise your sugar intake.
Although we are approaching Christmas and New Year, be mindful of what you are eating and drinking and practise consuming intuitively. PS, if you enjoy a glass of wine or two, red wine has less sugar than white wine! We’d also advise you to check out our Sugar Free A-Z Multivitamin if you’re not already subscribed to it, it’s got everything you need, and nothing that you don’t!
Learn to say “No”
Over committing is something we all do! No is a very powerful word, much more powerful than YES! Look at where and what you are spending your time on or at, and what you would like to change in your week. Do you feel you never take time for yourself, do you always say yes and then have a feeling of regret. Saying no is not selfish, but often necessary to not use all your energy reserves up for other people, family, friends, events etc. What can you say NO to and be happy with your decision?