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40 Ways to Celebrate the Senses of Autumn

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With autumn right around the corner, it’s that time of year when we start dreaming of cooler weather, cozy sweaters, and leaves changing colors. Here at Willow and Sage, we savor the respite from the heat and welcome a pause from our normal routines. Fall brings with it shorter daylight hours and a sense of hygge — it’s about being content where you are in that moment.

Together, let’s celebrate the seasonal change and foster a gracious attitude. There are many simple ways to do this: go for a walk with friends in your neighborhood, re-watch your favorite fall movie, or experiment with apples in the kitchen. It’s a time for looking inward and giving to those around you, to be kind to one another and honor the little things.

Before the holiday rush, we encourage you to enjoy these next few months and spend time reveling in the quiet gifts they bring. To help you get started, here are a few ideas to celebrate autumn’s arrival.

1. Stomp on some crunchy leaves

2. Try a new soup recipe

3. Change the sheets

4. Pick apples at a local orchard

5. Enjoy a face mask

6. Bundle up and go for a walk

7. Work on a messy, creative project

8. Cuddle with a blanket warm from the dryer

9. Make homemade candles

10. Re-read your favorite seasonal book

11. Bake a familiar recipe

12. Send a “just because” gift basket

13. Finish a puzzle all by yourself

14. Buy new cozy socks

15. Eat freshly baked bread with creamy butter

16. Adventure through a corn maze

17. Listen to the rain

18. Relax with an at-home pedicure

19. Do morning yoga stretches

20. Listen to your favorite podcast

21. Enjoy an after-dinner stroll

22. Go on a coffee date with yourself

23. Write down what you love about fall

24. Turn off social media for the day

25. Buy yourself flowers

26. Eat pie for breakfast

27. Make a fall-inspired sugar scrub

28. Play catch outside

29. Sing along to your favorite album

30. Build a blanket fort

31. Soak in a bath

32. Snuggle up with your pets

33. Re-watch your favorite movie

34. Drink a cup of hot chocolate or apple cider

35. Host a game night

36. Have a spontaneous dance party

37. Try a new diffuser blend

38. Light a candle (or two!)

39. Wear comfy clothes all day

40. Remember to take it one day at a time

For more autumnal inspiration, take a peek inside our sister publication, The Cozy Issue

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