The daylight hours are getting shorter, and the dark nights are getting longer. Autumn is a beautiful season with all the changes to nature and pretty colours. However, some of you may find it difficult to adjust to the change in season. For some, the darker nights and the cold get too much. So here are a few tips for you to help in adjusting to autumn.
Eat More Warming Foods
When I think of autumn, I think of soup and stews! They are my absolute favourite; you can make so many different kinds, all filled with nutritious vegetables. They can be super easy to make and will make you feel all warm inside, even on the coldest day in the office. Some of my favourite vegetables to have in a soup are carrots, sweet potato, and onions.
I know it can be very tempting to skip that workout as you would prefer to be wrapped up all cosy watching a film. However, the more that you start to do this, the more down you may start to feel. Exercise helps to release feel good hormones like serotonin, helping to keep your mood up. All it has to be is a brisk walk in the autumn sun.
Get More Rest
As the daylight hours shorten, our body needs to rest for longer than before. Our body clock will go off the daylight hours, so if they are shorter, it will think it needs to sleep for longer. This can be a perfect time for that extra bit of self-care; grab a bath bomb and a candle and relax in the bath with a good book. Remember don’t overdo yourself and make sure to give your body the rest it deserves!
Care For Your Skin
As the temperature drops, your skin needs to be kept hydrated. Make sure to be drinking plenty, but also apply moisturiser. Our ‘smoother butts love coconuts, coconut and mango body lotion’ will help keep your skin hydrated, and it smells gorgeous. And don’t forget about your hands! Try out one of our thirsthand creams. They come in 3 different scents, all smelling amazing.
Last but not least, don’t forget to boost your vitamins. Our bodies are going to be feeling tired and will need vitamins to help boost our energy. The daylight hours have also gone down so we are not getting enough sunlight and vitamin D. All this will help against all the flus and colds that go around at this time of year!