Fall brings crisp, perfect weather, and it’s a season that’s full of promise and excitement for the upcoming holidays. As you say goodbye to summer and welcome in autumn, start the season feeling rejuvenated by taking some time to de-stress. Take a deep breath, read on, and then start incorporating these five fun ways to de-stress into your fall routine.
1. Switch up your workout routine
A new season calls for a new workout routine. A great way to switch up your routine is to take your workout outside. If you’re used to running on the treadmill because it was way too hot over the summer to do it outdoors, now is the perfect time to take it outside. Fall weather is perfect for exercising, and watching the leaves turn is a great distraction and beautiful sight to see while you’re running. You can also switch things up by trying something new: Take a workout class you’ve never considered before. New season, new you.
2. Clean out your closet
Everybody cleans in the spring. But what about fall cleaning? You can clean out your closet, make room for fall favorites, and get rid of clothes that you don’t actually wear. You’ll enter the new season feeling organized and refreshed, and your closet will look great.
3. Take a walk on the boardwalk
If you live close enough to a beach that has a boardwalk, take a walk (or several). The cooler air gives you unbelievable clarity and peace as you listen to the waves crashing onto the shore. It’s great to find a peaceful place before the start of what is sure to be a hectic fall into holiday season. No boardwalk? Head to the nearest trail — nature is a great place to unwind.
4. Start a new hobby
With the start of the fall, you likely have a little more free time than you did during the summer. Take up a new hobby. You know that thing you always wanted to do, like take an improv comedy class or art class? Now is the time to do it!
5. Try a new food or drink
Going to a new restaurant and trying different types of food that shock your palate is exciting. New food brings pleasure, as well as delicious drink pairings. Are you a red wine kind of guy? Try wine from a region you’ve never had before, or switch it up and sip on something that compliments the taste of your food. You may be surprised at how much better food tastes. Eating the same types of food and drinks can get monotonous and boring — spice it up!