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Autumn is the time to relax & unwind

This week, it FINALLY started to feel like proper Autumn – the wind, the rain & thunder and the cold weather. I was thinking of writing about what I find so special about Autumn, why it is my favourite time of the year, and give some of my tips for what do to in Autumn!

Okay..so.. everyone in my family will disagree with me, but I think Autumn and Winter are just the most beautiful seasons! There’s just something about having a hot cup of coffee (or tea 🙂 ), sitting in your garden (or getting cosy in a blanket and looking out the window) and watching the nature change its colours. As I live in the south of Spain for a few years already, I genuinely miss the Autumn colours and the Winter snow. Here are some of the things I like to do every Autumn:

Cooking and Baking

Ok – this is one of my favourite hobbies. Yes, you can obviously cook and bake throughout the whole year, but in Autumn, you get to make dishes that give a more autumnal vibe. You can finally use pumpkin spice, cinnamon and other ingredients when baking – without feeling silly (because let’s face it, if you love baking like I do, you’ll end up making gingerbread cookies or such in Summer, too 🙂 ) If your hobby is cooking, then go online and find some new recipes to try out! Hopefully you’ll have fun and feel that you’ve done something productive as well.

Afternoon walks around the neighbourhood

Yes it’s cold, and rainy and some days it’s even freezing, but I’m weird and I love this kind of weather. I also love wearing jumpers and coats and scarves… I could go on haha. The best days in Autumn are those cold days with some sunshine, when it’s not too cold, but pleasant enough to go for a walk around the neighborhood. If you live in a bigger town or city, stop by a cafe and have a pumpkin spice latte or some other hot beverage! If you’re in a position where you’re able to work from home, why not take your laptop to the cafe one day, and spend your morning there. Just a little change in your daily routine could brighten up your mood.

Spending time with friends and family

I already feel festive! This time of the year, I feel as if there are so many holidays (after Halloween is over, I immediately focus on Christmas) and this makes Autumn the perfect time to spend more time with friends and family. On weekends, organise a lunch or supper and invite your close ones, and then maybe watch a movie that you all like. In my family, we usually watch Something’s Gotta Give or It’s Complicated, and make tons of popcorn (which as usual, we finish the first 5 minutes of the film).

Read more books

I’ve never exactly been an avid reader, but I do love books! I am very picky, so it takes ages for me to choose which one I’m going to read. Because it’s colder outside, it’s the perfect excuse to stay inside and read that new book you just got. Put on some nice relaxing music, wrap yourself in a blanket, and get cosy on your sofa with your book!

Relax more & overthink less

This advice is something I remind myself of every single day, no matter the time of the year. I am a person who constantly overthinks and can’t possibly take a minute to relax. I think this comes from me being a perfectionist and I can’t be satisfied with what I’ve done unless it is perfect or at least as close to it. In order to overcome this, I constantly remind myself that whatever I do, I am trying my best and that sometimes it is a must to just leave everything that I’m doing and relax for a bit. Hobbies such as cooking, playing the piano or just simply taking a nap help.

Hope you found this interesting & useful. Please tell me what your favourite things to do in Autumn are, and write your comment down below!

Have a happy & relaxed week. 😀

– Dimitrije

 

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