Summer has left for another year, and a new season is here; full of new colors, fashion, and an excuse to head out for hot cocoa or pumpkin spice latte. However, the season will also bring a change in weather with it, shorter days, and perhaps a drop in confidence regarding how you feel and look. It doesn’t help that the sun will be making less of an appearance, so all those happy feelings you get from glowing skin and easy-breezy fashion statements will feel like they’ve left until next year.
However, there are plenty of things to get excited about during fall, and you can do all sorts to feel just as good as you did over the previous months. Taking great care, and looking after yourself is a perfect place to start. You’ll benefit from feeling great on the inside, and that wellbeing will shine through (cutting through any gray weather days). The following are some ideas for those who aren’t ready for a seasonal bad mood and want to look and feel as good as possible during fall and winter.
Make More Plans
There’s something about summer where plans seem to creep up on you, and your evenings and weekends get full up pretty quickly. September and October seem to see most plan dwindle and fizzle out into spare time, especially when there’s a chill in the air and people don’t feel like braving the cold. Fall can become a stark contrast to the long, leisurely days and nights of summer, which could bring you down and make you dread this time of year. Therefore, you can take it upon yourself to become the one in your friendship group or family to start making new plans, and ensuring that you’re having plenty of fun in your free time.
If it’s too cold to go out; invite people over. Order pizza, or cook a meal for your loved ones, and spend the evening and night chatting away with something tasty to eat. Make an effort to check out any events, festivals, or markets aimed at this time of year; get a group of your favorite people together and head out to enjoy the festivities, food, and maybe a little retail therapy. The movies, theaters, and comedy clubs are other places to stay cosy, while you enjoy a night out of the house with your nearest and dearest, so try something you haven’t done for a while. Be the one that gives yourself, and everybody else, something to look forward to before Halloween and the festive season gets into full swing.
Maybe a night out, or in for that matter, isn’t what you feel like doing. There are plenty of other things to see you through fall that will keep you upbeat and excited about the season. Enroll in a class and learn something new; cooking, crafts, or perhaps photography are the perfect excuse to stay inside and keep warm (while you nibble on a cookie or two). You could meet new people, make friends, and learn or refine your skills in an area of interest so that you can head into the new year an even more talented individual. Take the initiative to plan your free time so that it makes you happy; it’s a great way to look after yourself and maintain inner happiness and wellbeing.
An Excuse To Pamper Yourself And Relax
If you do have time in on your own; you can utilize the chance to relax and give yourself a well-deserved pampering session. Look into how you can improve your skincare regime, and protect your face against the changes in weather. Whether you normally use a retinol moisturizer, gentle toner, or exfoliating scrub on your face; it’s worth researching into all your options and choosing some new products aimed to help your skin type, and to help you feel fabulous. Give the same treatment to your hair; nourishing masks will help with moisture levels and fight against the effects of the cold, wind, and rain. You can genuinely tell someone that you’re staying in to wash your hair (but don’t make a habit of it).
A long soak in the bath is another way to look after your body and mind. Light some scented candles and invest in a bath soak, or salts, that are designed to de-stress and nourish your skin. You’ll feel the cold weather and long week ebb away, and it’s a great time to read a book or that magazine you picked up in the supermarket. It’s about taking time to yourself so that you can refresh and rejuvenate for a positive week, and season ahead.
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Fashion Updates Are A Must
There’s no better excuse for some retail therapy that a transition in the seasons and the weather. Therefore, it’s time to start looking through the latest the trends have to offer you right now. Add some prints and color into your wardrobe and give yourself a confidence boost every time you get dressed in the morning. Embrace the fall colors in your clothing and your makeup, for a well-thought-out, put-together look. Check out all the high street alternatives to what’s hot off the catwalk, and figure out what makes you feel great in your skin. New accessories, like boots, bags, and scarves are the perfect way to introduce the latest pattern and style trends of the season, not to mention being more affordable than those designer alternatives.
Utilize some of that pampering session on a Sunday evening to plan out what you’ll be wearing for the rest of the week. You may as well stay inside in the warm and figure out what works well together, and how to update the existing pieces in your wardrobe. Rework your summer staples; denim, pants, dresses, and skirts can all be layered up to work for fall, so there’s no need to buy a whole new wardrobe (unless you want and are able to of course). Take time to prepare, creating fun plans to look forward to, and looking after your wellbeing and appearance will ensure that you have a fabulous fall and can strut into the new season with plenty of confidence.
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