Fall into Happiness

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

Give Thanks
Give Thanks

After creating my Fall Bucket List, I feel like I have so many good things planned for this season. Because this time of year is often associated with change and renewal, I want to focus on my health and accomplishing goals that align with that. I also want to take this time have some fun and get back into my normal rhythm since I feel like I’ve been out of one for so long. This is what I’m doing to fall into happiness this autumn:

  1. Start checking off some items on my Fall Bucket List.
    • There are so many things I want to do, but I just need to focus. I’m thinking of tackling one thing every other weekend during the next couple of months before we transition into the winter months. Let’s hope the leaves start changing color in California soon! That fall photo shoot is a top priority on my list.
  2. Wear cute flannels, boots, and scarves because I’m ready to put together some cute outfits!
    • I was actually really proud of a few of my outfits last week, and I have some pieces I’ve been wanting to put together. Something as simple as a cute outfit of the day can instantly change your mood. The amazing thing about fall is you only need a few essential items to get several outfit combinations: some plain t-shirts, colored cardigans, a couple scarves with different patterns, and at least one pair of boots. Then, viola! You can mix and match. It’s been the best outfit hack I’ve found that makes me feel like I stepped directly out of Pinterest.
  3. Drink a cup or two of my favorite seasonal tea or coffee, though I don’t see myself bingeing on PSLs.
    • What would fall be without at least one pumpkin-flavored drink? Whether it’s an ice blended beverage from Coffee Bean or a latte from Starbucks, I know I’ll have to give in at least once or twice to get the full fall feel. There’s something magical about holding a warm cup of your favorite drink, reading a good book, and taking in the beauty of fall.
  4. Start decorating our home more.
    • I already broke out my fall wreath I made last year with one of my best friends. This year, I put together some fall flowers in mason jars and placed them in a rustic brown crate that says, “Give thanks.” I’m not one to whip out Christmas decor early, but I’m so ready to start one of those projects next! I’m on a craft kick to satisfy my creative side.
  5. Do more yoga.
    • I keep promising myself that I’m going to do more yoga, but I have yet to follow through on it. It’s almost like when you tell yourself you’re going to workout, but then you don’t end up doing it. I don’t see yoga as a workout, but it’s one of those things that I want to resolve to change that I haven’t made a long-term investment in yet. It’s always better to start small when adding something into your routine, so I’m thinking doing yoga at least once a week is a good place to start. It’s helped me regain focus and get completely centered when stress starts to take over.

There are so many great things packed into this time of year. The holidays are right around the corner and it’s almost time for sweater weather. (Praying that California starts dropping degrees soon!) I’m planning on getting a lot out of this fall season, including being more proactive in creating and cultivating happiness for myself.

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