Autumn Self-Care Tips to Improve Your Mental Health and Mindset🍂
Keeping up with an autumn self-care routine can feel like swimming against the tide.
Making time for self-care is difficult at the best of times. However, when it’s cold outside and there seems to only be about four hours of daylight for months on end, a lot of people tend to succumb to the ‘winter blues’ or even Seasonal Depression.
This usually means we put taking care of our mental, physical, and emotional needs on the back-burner.
With this in mind, here are some autumn self-care tips to get your through the colder months, as well as some self-care ideas.
6 Autumn Self-Care Tips
1. Get outside to improve your mindset
Taking a walk in autumn is amazing. The leaves are all crunchy, there’s a bit of a bite in the air, and you can actually wear your favourite jacket without breaking into a sweat before you’ve even left the house.
Not only does getting fresh air and gentle exercise improve your mental health is general, it will give you a new found appreciate for the season.
Autumn is beautiful. Even when it’s cold, drizzly and grey.
2. Keep warm and cosy
Being too cold is pretty miserable and can make you feel even worse if you’re already feeling low physically and mentally.
Don’t just sit there and suffer through it, like we know so many of you probably do. Wrap up nice and warm, and get cosy.
Some of our favourite things to do in autumn and winter are lighting scented candles, throwing on an oversized jumper, and drinking hot beverages.
Honestly, by November We're pretty sure we're already about 90% tea.
Don’t see autumn as the summer ending, see it as a new season beginning.
3. Light a candle
Candles are an important addition to any self-care routine because scent is a powerful stimulant for mental wellbeing. Whether you want to calm your mind or give yourself energy, our candle collection has many options to choose from. And they smell amazing!
4. See a therapist
If therapy is accessible and available to you, self-care shouldn’t be used as a replacement for professional treatment, especially if you’re really struggling with your mental health.
While self-care is great in autumn, please don’t shy away from seeing a therapist just because you don’t see one the rest of the year.
5. Keep a journal
We always recommend keeping a journal all year. However, it’s especially important then your mental health isn’t in the best place.
Use your journal to:
- Keep track of your moods so that you can see patterns and act accordingly
- Practise gratitude
- Set long and short-term goals
- Schedule in autumn self-care
- Plan out your routine
Practising gratitude is really affective at combatting poor mental health as it helps you focus on the positive in your life.
Check out our journals, planners and affirmation cards.
6. Sign up for a self-care wellbeing subscription box
Self-care subscription boxes send you a cute care-package every month full of handy self-care items.
They handy because once you’ve signed up, you don’t have to worry about forgetting to practise self-care or buy self-care items, as they’re sent directly to your door.
That exactly why we created our Wellbeing Subscription Box.✨
We'll remind you to look after yourself. Or do you know someone who deserves a bit of self-care every month? Our Wellbeing Subscription Boxes are packed to the brim with mood-lifting treats to nourish your mind, body and soul.
The purpose behind the Wellbeing Subscription Box is to allow you to find some time to be calm and connect with yourself. The monthly delivered boxes will remind you to slow down and to put your mental health first.