There’s always been something about the transitions of the seasons that’s exciting and inspiring to me.
Everything feels new, like it’s time for a change. I’m motivated to reflect on what I’d like to be different about my life – diet, exercise, hobbies, habits, goals.
But it’s natural for us to feel inspired to make changes as nature transitions from one season to the next. Because every time the seasons change, our bodies’ needs change, too.
So with the arrival of fall, here’s some changes we can make to set the stage for good health going into winter.
Summer is naturally a time for being busy and feeling driven to gets lots done. This means that by the time summer changes to fall, we can start to feel a little bit of physical and mental burn-out.
So fall is a transition time, an opportunity to reset the body and mind. It’s the season to acknowledge that we’re overly busy, slow down, and prime ourselves for winter wellness.
The body tells us all the time what to do and what not to do. It knows what’s good for us and what isn’t. And fall is the season to cooperate with that. It’s a quieter time, less hustle and bustle, and it’s easier to listen to our inner voice.
Look inside and reflect and focus. Stay rooted in your purpose. Set aside what’s keeping you unnecessarily rushed and busy and draining your reserves.
Relax and Restore
The habitual stress of rushing, multitasking, and information overload in our modern lifestyles overtaxes our organs, mind, and nervous system.
And this chronic stress can lead to a host of health issues including adrenal fatigue, sleep troubles, hormonal problems, irregular menstrual cycles, indigestion, weakened immunity, and weight gain.
So take time to relax with meditation, yoga, walks in nature, massage, or a reflexology session.
Use fall-friendly herbs and spices
Warming spices and herbs that help build Chi and strengthen immunity are great for fall. You might have some of these in your cupboard already.
Ginger, Garlic, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Echinacea, Astragalus, and Rose hips are all good ones. Pumpkin spices and Golden Milk are good for us this time of year, too. (Yes, the season of “pumpkin everything” is here…lol.)
Eat nourishing, grounding foods
It’s important to keep our bodies nourished and moisturized with healthy fats like grass-fed butter, ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, and sesame oil. Add them to your coffee or tea, or put a little in your oatmeal or quinoa or on some roasted veggies.
Warm your body and boost your immune system, too, with nourishing soups, stews, and broths and with grounding veggies like roots, squash, and dark leafy greens.
Reflect, listen to your body, restore, and get ready for winter
It’s the season to take care of yourself and maintain your wellness. I hope you find these tips helpful for keeping you healthy this fall so you can enjoy this beautiful season.
Fall’s a great time for a relaxing reflexology session. And it’s the perfect season of transition for a 90 Day Wellness Program, too. Get started on the right herbs, nutritional supplements, and diet for your needs this fall so you can be strong and healthy going into the winter months.