Fall is fastly approaching and so is everything that comes along with it. Kids are already back to school, and soon the weather will begin to change. This is the time of year to re-focus after our busy summers and to get prepared for what comes next! It’s time to take a hard look at our health, both mentally and physically! Focusing on small changes can make a big difference in how you look and feel ─ and will prepare you for the upcoming seasons!
Just because summer is officially over, don’t stop doing your outdoor activities!
In reality, and depending on where you live, of course, the weather is still beautiful. Hot even! Yes, they close the pools and call it quits on summer, however, don’t let that stop you from finding outdoor activities to do! With fall approaching, the weather will cool down some, and this is the perfect time of year to spend more time outdoors! Go hiking or biking! Walk your dog in your favorite parks! Find new parks! Spending time outdoors is a natural stress reliever, a great source of exercise and will allow you to continue to enjoy the seasons!
Don’t let the end of summer depress you!
There is no reason to be down about our favorite season ending. I know that winter is looming around the corner, but don’t miss out on the fall! It’s such a beautiful time of the year to enjoy. Go to farmer’s markets to get the best season’s end harvests! Watch the leaves change and enjoy the scenery! Halloween is coming so find some Halloween craft ideas to decorate your home with! The more you look at season changes in a positive light, the better you will feel both physically and mentally!
Take a fall trip!
Travel at this time of year can be the best! It’s cooler so you can actually enjoy the weather without baking! Take a trip where the leaves change if you don’t live in a zone where this takes place. You will be happy that you did! Is there some sightseeing that you wanted to do? How about a hiking trail that you have wanted to tackle? Go camping and just enjoy the scenery! Find a cabin on a lake! I suggest sometime in October to take this trip as it is still too warm yet in most areas.
Look for fall festivals!
There are still plenty of fall activities that take place this time of year! Take a look online and see what events are happening near you! You will discover that most of these festivals happen at the same time each year, so once you find the ones that you enjoy, it gives you something to look forward to each fall! No festivals near you? Take that trip that I mentioned above to find the perfect small town festival!
Start an exercise program!
Now that the busy summer is over, it is the perfect time to find that exercise program. Have you ever thought about joining a Yoga or Zuma class? Starting something like this, this time of year is perfect because it gives you something to look forward to once or twice a week. Plus, you will meet new people, it will keep you active and get you out of the house!!
Start going to the library once a week!
Going to the library once a week is one of my favorite off-season activities to do. There is something about the library that has this peaceful and noble affect on me. Take out one book a week as to not over do it. Spend an hour or so in a library chair reading. A lot of libraries even have weekly activities that you can participate in.
Find a local Bingo!
Bingo is another activity which you can do on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. This, of course, depends on your budget, as some bingos are more pricey than others, but it can really be a good activity to get you out and social once a week. Furthermore, it’s a great activity to help get you through the colder months!
In conclusion, get out and enjoy this upcoming fall season! With the beautiful weather as well as beautiful scenery, you will be so glad that you did!
Robin, and The ZEN Team!
Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. Therefore, ask your doctor about any health concerns that you might have and seek proper medical treatment.
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