Did you know that your health and wellbeing can be connected to the seasons? We are a part of nature and not separate from it. When you start to live more in tune with the cycles of nature you can improve your health and wellbeing by going with the natural flow of things rather than fighting against it.
Autumn is a time when nature starts to slow down and prepare for rest. Crops will have been harvested after the abundance of the summer season and many animals will have reared young ones. You may also feel the need to start to slow down too. Early autumn is a good time for you to reap any rewards of your hard work from the past few months, also finishing off projects, reviewing where you are and tying up loose ends.
The trees start to change colour, shed leaves and you may feel the need to shed things that no longer serve you too. This is the perfect time to declutter things in your life, whether that be in your home or your personal life. It can also be a good time to drop any bad habits so you don't continue with them through the upcoming winter months.
As autumn progresses and the days turn colder and nights draw in, you will naturally feel inclined to retreat more into yourself as you find you have less energy and vitality than in the summer months. Accept that this is part of the cycle of nature and try to organise your life in such a way that allows you to go with the flow of it. If you have a hectic schedule then try to look at ways to cut things back a little to support your health and wellbeing at this time.
You may also find that it is harder to get up early with the darker mornings so try to ensure you are getting plenty of good quality sleep. Spending some time outdoors in natural daylight during the day can help.
Autumn is also a time when you are likely be more susceptible to colds and flu and other viruses so make sure your diet contains plenty of immune boosting foods such as red peppers, broccoli, spinach, ginger, garlic, onions, citrus fruits, papaya and kiwi. Nutrient-rich foods such as beans or lentils, whole wheat foods and foods high in fibre should be on your shopping list. To give yourself an extra boost you could also add warming soups and stews to your diet.
Allow yourself time out in nature to embrace the changing of the season, notice the autumn colours and changes in the weather. By taking quiet walks in a park or woodland you can keep connected to yourself and nature all around you to maintain your health and wellbeing and also reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
Holistic Health and Wellness Coach
Crystal Reiki Master/Teacher
Lincs Holistic Wellness
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