Why you should be excited for the fall
It’s time for fall; the season of the impending cold, rain and the start of work and school. So, why is fall anyone’s favourite season? Why shouldn’t we skip fall and skip through to the season of Christmas gifts and New Year’s parties? Here are my reasons to be excited for the fall!
It’s the season of cozy!
The weather is getting colder and going outside just isn’t as attractive. All the more reason to cozy up! Get a warm blanket, put on a warm sweater, read a good book, dive into a hot bath and light some nice soy candles. I mean, it’s not called sweater weather for no reason! And, since you’ll be spending way more time in the house, it’s important to keep the air in your home fresh, even if opening a window doesn’t sound all to appealing. Here are some tips to clean the air in your home so you can stay healthy and happy, especially when the flu season is coming up again.
An inviting home
Now that you’re all cozy and warm, fall is the perfect season for elegant, autumnal home decorations. From spooky halloween items to orange and brown leaves decorating your home, you can almost go any way you want.
I, for instance, have this huge mason jar that I filled with (fake) leaves, little orange apples, pine apples and a string of lights. It’s a super easy DIY to make yourself and it instantly looks fall ready and cute! I also hang some pine apples on strings around the house and I switch my white pillows for orange ones. Since my normal decor is forest green, it fits perfectly into this season. Even my hamster gets a ceramic house that looks like a pumpkin in his cage. You can find more cheap and easy decor tips here.
Let’s get cooking!
Nothing says autumnal like freshly baked bread and the scent of apple pie filling your home. Since you’ll be spending more time inside, cooking is the perfect hobby this season! I also get more hungry and I yearn for those warm flavours in fall and winter, so this pumpkin chorizo stew is the ideal autumn recipe to whip up every now and then, or you could opt for this slow-cooked coq au vin if you have some more time.
But, next to food, there is also the drinks! I find warm drinks in summer not as pleasant. Therefore, I’m so happy to return to my many cups of tea, coffee, gluhwein (mulled wine) and hot coco each fall. Although the last few drinks are not that healthy, tea and coffee can be. This can actually be a great season to focus on your health again. The benefits of tea and coffee are huge and when used right, it can boost your immune system like nothing else!
Although I hate that the end of summer also means the end of the windsurfing season for me, fall is the time I usually can get back into shape. Sweating in an overheated gym is not fun for anyone, so with the weather cooling down, I have no excuses left not to go. And even for many outside sports, it’s much more pleasant (and safer) to exercise when it’s a little cooler, since the risk of a sunstroke is smaller.
I also find that my productivity is lower in the summer. Many colleagues and clients are on holiday and in the fall, they’re all returning to the office. It has also been found by many researchers that working in a room where the temperature is roughly around 22 degrees Celsius, although the exact finding always differ slightly. In summer, keeping your office at 22 degrees Celsius is almost impossible, so the cooler weather may also positively affect your concentration levels.
Fall thus has many different benefits, from comfort to an actual productivity boost. Therefore, it’s a season to love, just like the others! What’s your favourite season, and why? Let me know in the comments below!
Lots of love,
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