It’s no secret that Autumn is my favourite time of year. The change in season starts to bring golden leaves falling from the trees, a cool breeze, extra layers of clothes and cosy evenings. I must admit my love of Autumn probably started as a child because September is my birthday month so it always had some excitement… though I can’t say I’m quite as excited about getting older these days! September still holds that little bit of magic, like a fresh start and a hope of things to come.
With Autumn beginning there comes a change of routine, especially when you’ve got older children. School is back, along with all the clubs, activities and commitments. Routine rules and organisation becomes key to survival. With work and life kicking up a gear I like to try and include some treats to survive this busy time of year and embrace those darker evenings.
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” – The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
Self care has become such a buzz word, or should that be phrase? Either way it’s cropping up everywhere are the moment – not that this is a bad thing – sharing the message that we all need to look after ourselves in the midst of our busy lifestyles can never really be bad. I’ve written about self care before and simple ways to include it or small changes to help you embrace it.
In this post, however, I’m going to have a little fun and share with you my Autumn Survival Kit List. These are all inspired by things I already own as well as a few things I’ve got my eye on. Whether it’s a good coffee to face those darker mornings with, a cosy blanket and book for the evenings, a warm (but stylish) stylish coat to brave that cooler wind, or an additional to your skin care routine to give your skin a little more love.
Chuck in a lush bath bomb and face mask and we’re on!
Of course you don’t really need anything to survive Autumn, this is just a bit of fun and a way to share the things I love about my favourite season.
What’s on your seasonal survival kit list?
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Morgana is a social media coach for small businesses and entrepreneurs, specialising in Instagram and Pinterest. Based in the North West of the UK, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She particularly enjoys a Netflix binge watch and cannot function without black coffee and dark chocolate digestives.