3 Tips to Enjoying Autumn

September 24, 2019

3 Tips to Enjoying Autumn - Olavie

With the arrival of a new season, we experience changes – both physical and psychological – due to having less daylight and cooler temperatures. Here are some simple steps to keep your balance during this transitional season.

Win The Race To The Cold

Eating a good amount of seasonal fruits and vegetables has a lot of benefits for your health and for your immune system. For example, vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower all contain high levels for Vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system, staving off colds. However, be careful not too overcook the vegetables as Vitamin C is sensitive to heat. If you are not already a vegetable fan, you can try looking up fun recipes and find new ways to cook them to make them more appealing. Cooking your own food is also more rewarding, as you know exactly what you like and how you like it. Since autumn is the season when humidity starts to fall, you can also focus on making soups with vegetables or eating fruits with higher water content so you can keep hydrated.

Look For The Light

With the arrival of autumn, days become shorter. Light has very positive effects on energy levels and serotonin. So don't forget to get your daily doses of light. Taking a walk in nature is a great way to practice a few minutes of meditation while being exposed to a bit of sunlight.

Listen To Your Body

The lack of light, more gray skies and the change of climate can contribute to the feeling of melancholy during this transitional season. Therefore, when reflecting on your personal connection with nature and the changing seasons, pay attention to your mood. It is essential to learn to listen to your body and know exactly what it is asking of you. Many times fatigue or dehydration is manifested in hunger, when in reality what we need is to hydrate. Drinking one or two glasses of water will relieve the sensation. As our skin undergoes changes, it is important to understand what it needs in order to be able to take care of it.

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