It’s that time of year again– the end of daylight savings time. This weekend, many of us set our clocks back, marking the official start of shorter days and darker evenings.
While the time change can feel discouraging because we get less daylight, it can also be a time to tune in to our natural seasonal rhythms, and embrace quieter, cozier rituals.
Here are some top tips for adjusting to the time change.
Embrace Restful Sleep Routines
As the days grow shorter and the mornings darker, it's essential to cultivate healthy sleep habits. Establishing a consistent evening routine can help you rise and shine with ease each morning. Ensure your bedroom is cozy and inviting, and consider incorporating relaxation techniques like reading or gentle stretching before bedtime.
Savour Homemade Comfort Meals
As the weather cools down, there's nothing like indulging in heartwarming, homemade meals. Cooking and enjoying comfort food can be a therapeutic way to embrace the changing season and nourish your body with delicious, wholesome dishes.
Bask in the Beauty of Nature
Make the most of the Fall season by getting outside and into nature. Take a walk around the neighbourhood, visit a nearby park, or plan a weekend getaway to appreciate the last of the fall foliage or the first snowfalls. The crisp, fresh air and beautiful landscapes can lift your spirits.
Take a Relaxing Bath
Treat yourself to a warm, soothing bath. Perfect for the transition to cooler seasons, a relaxing bath can help you unwind, de-stress, and re-energize for the day ahead.
Prioritize Physical Activity
Staying active is crucial for both your physical and mental well-being. Whether it's going for a brisk walk in your neighborhood, attending a yoga class, or getting your blood pumping in a workout session, moving your body is a powerful way to boost your mood and overall health.
Find Solace in a Good Book
As we navigate busy lives full of news and information, it can be helpful to slow down and enjoy reading something lighter. As autumn marks the return of cozy evenings, consider curling up with a good book. This is a great alternative to TV, offering a chance to escape into new worlds and stories in a more relaxing way.
Create a Cozy Ambiance with Candles
The soft, warm glow and subtle aromas of candles can create a lovely ambiance and help give a sense of calm. As the natural daylight wanes, lighting a candle can help you reframe the darker evenings as charming and cozy, rather than dark and blah. Our favourite is the Off Grid candle from Verre Lune, which smells like being in the forest.
These practices can help you smoothly navigate the time change ensuring a cozy, balanced, and enjoyable experience during this season of transition.