Autumn is a beautiful, cozy season surrounding us with lovely, warm colors. A season made for cozy evenings with the loved ones. It’s also the time when we start losing more and more of the natural light and it can suddenly make us feel blue.

I notice myself having less energy and getting easily tired when it gets darker outside. That’s why I wrote myself a list of things that make me enjoy this change of season a little bit more and I hope there is something for you too. Autumn is a lovely season after all!

1. Cozy home. Having a clean home with some cute candles and warm blankets are sometimes all you need to get the cozy, relaxing feeling. Adding a good book or movie makes it even better.

2. Knitting and other crafts. I love everything creative so I want to fill my spare time with something that stimulates my brain and helps me to relax. Knitting is my favorite, but actually, any type of creative activity does the job.

3. Tea and other warm drinks. Morning coffee is the best thing I know, but after that on the list comes tea (white tea with strawberry is my favorite at the moment). I have also created a passion for a lemon-ginger drink that I drink at least once a day. It makes me feel energetic and it’s super good for the skin!

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4. Spicy food. I really enjoy spicy food but especially when it gets colder outside. The easiest way is to spice up normal meals with a hint of chili or cayenne pepper. I just love food that has a taste!

5. Extra vitamins. Vitamins are needed all year round so we can to stay healthy and active. That’s why it’s so important to get vitamins wherever you can: from fruits, berries or from a jar. Having smoothies is my favorite way of getting vitamins.

6. Making small plans for every week (outside of school and work). Cozying at home is nice but it’s also good to step outside. Going for a walk, meeting friends or finding a hobby that takes you out of the house. Whatever makes you happy. Achieving small goals makes you feel better but also makes you want to achieve more.

7. Yoga. It’s just to find the right one for yourself. For me, finding balance in the hectic weeks means yoga or pilates.

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8. Blogging. I love blogging. I enjoy writing and taking pictures and the moment of finally publishing the post after a lot of editing and other work, yes! Actually, everything about blogging is fun, not just writing your own blog but also connecting with fellow bloggers and your readers. Especially on autumn and winter, I feel like I have more time to sit down and write.

9. Spending time with your family and friends. Well, this one works any time of the year. Spending time with the people close to your heart is just the best and can make any day or week so much better. I wish I had my family closer (or even in the same country!) but luckily we are visiting each other quite often. I love them. They make any rainy day a bright one.

10. Enjoying the moment. Not everything has to be something super special and planned to actually make it feel special. Most of the time it’s the small things that really matter. It’s good to see beauty in the brief moments of our everyday lives.

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What are your thoughts about autumn? Are you ready for it?

– Jenni

27 Replies to “How to get the best out of autumn”

  1. Yeeesss! I’m so glad someone made an autumn themed blog post. I’m SO ready for it! I agree it’s definitely a cozy time of year and I’m super excited for it. I do love eating and drinking warm things like hot coco or having a potato soup readily made from the crockpot. Going out definitely is a must because the foliage that time of year is amazing. Great list πŸ™‚

    Jay x
    blissfulbeautybird.com

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    1. Potatoes and soup can’t go wrong so that soup must be delicious! I’m so ready for warm cardigans for the walks outside. It’s still a little bit too warm here but soooon it’s time πŸ˜πŸπŸ‚

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    1. I haven’t tried lemon ginger tea with mint leaves but it must be good so definitely on the list! I hope you have a cozy autumn, Anjali πŸπŸ‚πŸŒΎ

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  2. Beautiful post! I love your kitty doing yoga! YES! I am ready for fall! Almost! I have a project I am working on. You may be interested in: Just wanted you to know I will be giving away vintage-style patterns starting now and for the months to come! IF you live in the U.S. that is! Please check out my latest post and tell your vintage loving friends! I need to clean out my stash! Thank you so much!

    If you are not ready for sewing…don’t mind me!
    Have an awesome day!

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  3. What a beautiful post! Autumn is my favorite time of year. I can’t wait for it to begin. It’s still pretty warm here. I’m looking forward to sweaters and scarves! I actually enjoy the darker fall/winter months. The heat and I aren’t friends. I love cold, rainy days! Maybe that’s why I love where I live so much.
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. I love love love sweaters! I’m actually knitting a new one for myself because I don’t have enough of them yet…😁 It’s good to find a place where you can really enjoy the weather. I’m suffering a little because the amount of rain in here but it’s ok.

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    1. 35? Wow, summer is still continuing in Warsaw then β˜€οΈ I wish I could sit on the terrace and drink coffee but its rainy and quite chilly. Have a great autumn, Claire πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΎπŸπŸ‚

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  4. I can’t wait for autumn to come! I’m looking forward to being able to drink warmer drinks again! It’s nice to be warmed up with some good tea. Making small plans is exciting. It doesn’t take too much time and you still get to have tons of fun. Thanks for sharing these things to take advantage of!

    Nancy β™₯ exquisitely.me

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    1. Yes, I love warm drinks too! Just bought more tea (because you can never have too much of it, right?). It’s nice to sit on the couch sipping tea on a rainy autumn day. Happy autumn days Nancy πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ

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