Are you a highly sensitive person and looking for ways to boost your energy this fall? In this blog, we provide you with 10 self-care tips!
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Fall is around the corner and we are heading towards darker days. Many people tend to suffer from a light form of Seasonal Affective Disorder around fall and winter, but it does not have to be this way. With these 10 fall self-care activities, you can boost your energy and feel happier this fall:
1. Create The Most Amazing Coffee Creations
While many highly sensitive people have a tendency to be sensitive to caffeine, I am sure that many of you still can’t resist having a cup of delicious coffee every now and then. For example, when you need to boost your energy quickly, drinking a tasty cup of coffee can be an effective solution. Especially in fall and winter, the endless variations of ways to drink your coffee, make coffee-drinking quite fun. How about making your own pumpkin spice latte? You might want to give this recipe a try.
2. Buy Essential Oils
I LOVE essential oils. Depending on the oil, essential oils can have amazing health effects on you. If you are looking for essential oils to boost your energy this fall, you might want to give peppermint oil a try. In fact, peppermint oil helps you to decrease fatigue and to boost your energy and alertness. This can be very useful when you have an important project that requires all your focus and attention. If you are looking for essential oils to relax, you might want to give lavender oil or eucalyptus oil. These essential oils have wonderfully calming capabilities.
3. Improve Your Sleep Quality
Another effective method to boost your energy this fall, is to actively improve your sleep quality. Most of us aren’t paying enough attention to creating a perfect sleeping setting and accordingly, we feel exhausted. Therefore, use this fall to create optimal sleep circumstances. For example, buying a weighted blanket is something that many highly sensitive people swear by, as it gives a sense of safety and reduces anxiety. Moreover, never underestimate the power of a good mattress. If you truly want to do something to treat yourself this fall, buy a good mattress.
4. Do A Photography Walk In Nature
Nature is known to have a calming and recharging effect on highly sensitive people and empaths. Especially in fall, nature is beautiful due to its many brownish and redish colors. Therefore, taking a walk in nature and capturing these colors with your camera can be a wonderfully recharging activity for highly sensitive people. Not only does it calm your mind, but you also practice gratitude by appreciating the beauty of nature. In addition, you get to use your creativity in a fun way. Take your photos home, edit them with an awesome color-app such as ‘A color story’ and share your result with your family and friends.
5. Start A Journal
During summer, most of us have busy agendas and struggle to find time for self-care. In fall however, there seems to be more time for that. As a result, you might want to consider starting a journal this fall. Journaling has multiple benefits, such as improving cognitive functioning, strengthening the immune system and counteracting many of the negative consequences of stress. So, if you are still doubting whether a journal is the right thing for you, let science convince you of its benefits.
For instance, you may want to have a look at the popular journal ‘Let That Sht Go: A Journal for Leaving Your Bullsht Behind and Creating a Happy Life’
6. Carve A Pumpkin
It is one of the most relaxing and creative fall activities; carving a pumpkin. This fall activity is a wonderful way to unwind from your everyday stress and to boost your energy. Gather a couple of close friends, head into the pumpkin field and pick your favorite pumpkin. Then, go home and select a design that you would like to carve into your pumpkin. In this blog, you can read how to carve a pumpkin.
7. Order New Books
During fall, you will have tons of time to read. Reading is a wonderful way to enhance your horizon and to dive into new theories, stories and worlds. If you are a personal development junkie like me, you might want to consider ordering some books that help you in your personal growth. For example, you might find inspiration on our Pinterest-board ‘Book corner’, where we share books that other people recommend that might be relevant for highly sensitive people and empaths.
8. Take A Long And Warm Bath
If you have a bathtub, you are one of the lucky ones! This can be a wonderful way to boost your energy and rewind after a long and tough day. During summer, most people don’t take baths because it is too warm. Therefore, bathing in your bathtub is a wonderful fall self-care activity. Purchase some amazing bathtub products like a lavender bath soak to relax or a eucalyptus and peppermint bath soak to boost your energy.
9. Create A Fall Dish
If you love to cook, fall is the perfect time to treat yourself to some wonderful fall dishes. Go to the local farmer’s market, purchase fresh ingredients and dive into your kitchen to try out a set of new recipes. The fall offers tons of opportunities! Why not give one of these recipes a try?
10. Go Apple Picking
If you love being in nature, fall is the perfect season for outside activities such as apple picking. Many farmers open up their doors for visitors to pick their own basket full of apples. With these apples, you can create the most amazing apple pies, applejuices and other apple recipes. Besides, this is so much better than surfing social media all day, right?
Good Luck With Taking Care Of Yourself
You deserve to spend time on self-care, so dive straight into these fall self-care activities and have fun! And if these ideas weren’t the right ideas for you, perhaps you might want to try one of these 111 self-care activities.
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