How To Embrace The Darker Fall Evenings


One of the only downfalls I can think of when it comes to autumn is the fact that the sun goes down a lot sooner every night. It can be a real bummer when it's dark by 5 p.m. and put a damper on your mood when you're used to the daylight lasting until at least 8 p.m. - especially when daylight savings takes place. But of course, there's really nothing we can do about it so we might as well embrace it the best we can. Time to make the most out of the daylight while it lasts and find entertainment and productivity indoors.

Get outdoors
If you're someone who goes to work early in the morning while it's still dark out and leave work later in the evening when it's already dark out, spend your lunch outside in the sunshine. Even if you can only take 5 or 10 minutes - it's better than nothing. Exposing yourself to the mid-day sun does so much good for your body. It can be a great mood booster and a sure way you to break you out of an afternoon slump. You don't want to go days without seeing sunlight only through a window. Get out and enjoy it!

Get creative in the kitchen
Since the sun goes down earlier, fall is a great time to focus more on making meals and spending time with your family. Try out new recipes you've had your eye on. During summertime, I think we get really busy and make lunch and dinner quick and easy or on the go. But once autumn rolls around, it gets colder out and our time spent inside grows. Turn on the stove and make something to warm you up!

Create an autumn night routine
Chances are, you're coming home in the evening from a long day at work. Maybe you aren't, but either way, fall is a great time to change up your evening routine for winding down. Bubble baths are great. Put on a pot of tea, light a few candles, grab a book, and run a hot bubble bath. Hygge much???

Pick up a new hobby or pastime
Challenge yourself and try to learn a new language. Work on a skill or craft. Take on a 30 day writing challenge. Declutter your home and clear up your space. Start building a capsule wardrobe. There are so many productive things you can do to either entertain you or work on your well-being.

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  1. Getting outside is so essential for me! I love taking evening walks, but I need to get used to getting out earlier before it gets too dark. I've been meaning to try some new fall recipes, too!

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