It’s still 90 degrees here in Florida but I am so excited for fall! I love new seasons, it feels like a fresh start to me. I was trying to wait until October first to put up my pumpkin decorations but we already had the first official day of fall and I have to live my best life. Here’s are all the things I’m looking forward to adding to my fall self-care routine. Check out some of my other posts on anxiety and depression for more mental health tips and tricks.
Fall self-care is all about being cozy AF. Invest in a pair of super plush and warm socks to wear. I like these from Carhartt. If you don’t have one invest in a heated blanket and prepare for your bed to become your favorite place in the freaking world. Cuddle up in some warm pajamas to maximize the cozy factor.
I recently got this oil diffuser and I am beyond obsessed with it. I keep it next to my bed and use it at night. It’s perfect to use while you sleep because it automatically shuts off and it doesn’t have any of the risks that candles have (I have a very mischievous dog). I got this fall essential oil set for it and the pumpkin pie scent is amazing. I do have to have a pumpkin pie candle in my kitchen this time of year though. Lighting that candle really makes me feel like it’s fall.
Here’s my fall movie watch list:
You’ve got mail
Hocus Pocus (duh)
It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Planes Trains and Automobiles
The Adams Family
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Easy Pumpkin Face Mask
Making face masks is one of my favorite self care activities to do. Here’s a quick and easy one for a fall themed self care night.
1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together let sit for 10-15 minutes and wash off.
DIY scrubs are awesome. They are cheaper than anything you can buy in the store and work way better than anything you will find in Sephora.
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/4 cup of coconut oil
2 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp. of vanilla extract.
1 bottle apple cider
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole allspice
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1/3 cup brown sugar
Put the cider, brown sugar and cinnamon sticks in a slow cooker or large pan. Put the cloves and allspice in a tea ball strainer and add to the pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to keep the cider warm.
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup peanut flour (or PB2)
1/4 cup baking stevia
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Mix all the ingredients together and serve!
Soup is my favorite comfort food and this is one of my favorite recipes. It’s delicious and super easy to make.
2 lbs ground beef (I use a vegetarian substitute)
two 8-ounce packages of cream cheese
two 10-ounce cans of Rotel
2 Tablespoons of taco seasonings
4 cups of broth
Brown the meat in a pan on the stove
Put cream cheese, Rotel, and taco seasoning in crockpot
Drain grease off of meat and add to crock pot
Stir ingredients and pour chicken broth over meat and cheese.
Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.
Add any toppings
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