Why you should be excited for the fall

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 ask 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.

But, next to food, there is also the drinks! I find warm drinks in summer not as pleasant, so every fall, I’m so happy to return to my many cups of tea, coffee, gluhwein (mulled wine) and hot coco. Although the last few drinks are not that healthy, tea and coffee can be and therefore, it 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!

Shape up

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.

Productivity

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!

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Lisa

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Hi there! My name is Lisa and I am the author of Mind and Body Intertwined. I have a bachelor's and a master's degree in psychology. During my study, I found out how much the mind and the body are connected and it fascinated me, which is why I started my blog. Would you like to join me on this little corner of the world?

52 Comments on “Why you should be excited for the fall

  1. Hehe! Proud to say that I’ve commented on so many of your posts πŸ™‚ I had to look back to find some I hadnt yet! Fall is my favourite season and I look forward to it every year! I almost feel like I let all the seasons past then from August 30-Dec 31, life slows down. Can’t wait! Thanks for the reminder for fall xx

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    • Hahaha that’s pretty cool, but don’t feel obligated to return any comment! I just love your posts and you post way more often. I do really appreciate it though! And I have the same, fall is just so exciting and beautiful outside.

  2. Yes, I always look forward to fall and really enjoy getting to cozy up, watch football, and cook fall food! I like that you can break out the chili’s and soups and I love anything with fall produce like pumpkin, squash, apple, or sweet potatoes! Yum!

  3. I do love autumn! I used to hate the dark evenings and damp weather but as I’ve got older I love getting cosy on the sofa with my duvet and a good book or nipping to my local coffee shop for a hot chocolate. I especially plan to embrace the indoors with the flu season approaching. Sadly my children are too old for pumpkin patches. πŸ™ Great post.

  4. Aah I love autumn / fall! I love being cosy and starting to use a hot water bottle again, and of course candles! Don’t think I can say I lose weight though, with all the cosy evenings in! Becca x

  5. I have to be honest, Autumn is not my favourite season, I’m a Summer girl, but I’ve made an effort this year and decorated the house a little. And we’ve been cooking up lots of apples in different ways too, thanks to a great harvest this year!

  6. I am super excited! I’ve spent the weekend exploring loads of Autumn filled places and it was amazing! Autumn is so beautiful!

    Rosie

  7. I love fall so much πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸ I am making soups and stews, going for long walks and getting inspired by the fabulous fall fashion (of course!) πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸ

  8. Yes, fall has always been my favorite! Unfortunately I haven’t lived in a place that’s had it in over 11 years. :-/ I do miss it for all the reasons you mentioned and more!

  9. Fall has always been my favourite season. Love this post 😊 thanks for sharing!

  10. I must admit, I hate fall. I prefer spring/summer. The only thing I like about fall are nice pictures and candles πŸ˜€

  11. I love the coziness of Autumn and I’m fully into it at the moment! I find I want to bake more during this time of year (I can have the oven on without it being too hot like in the Summer). I can also use the many blankets I have, haha!

  12. I love fall so much! One of the things I’m looking forward to is the cooler temperature for exercising. It’s just so difficult in the summer, like you say!

  13. I am definitely excited for fall! It is my favorite season, leading up to Christmas of course!

  14. I love decorating for fall too! I like the ideas you mentioned especially adding the lights. I am looking forward to see more of your fall decoration ideas.

  15. Gosh, it would be so lovely to live somewhere where it is cold in October! Where I live, it is hot for 35+ degrees Celsius for 10 months of the year, and then 16+ degrees Celsius for the other 2 months!

  16. I love this article! Fall is my favorite time of the year because of how cozy everything feels, and I love doing all of these things 😍

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