Are You Ready for Autumn?

Are you ready for autumn? The equinox has been and gone and we’re heading firmly towards the darker, colder parts of the year. And autumn and winter offer much to look forward to: autumn colours, brisk mornings, Halloween, hot chocolate, cold hands and cosy hats, Christmas shopping, weekend walks, and…. too much wonderful food.

For many of us, the transition from summer to winter is a pleasant one. But even if you’re not a autumn or winter person, there are plenty of ways to make the best of this time of year. Below, we’ve assembled a few tips and tricks to help get you ready for autumn:

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Look Good This Autumn

Focus on colour. Autumn is all about rich, deep colours. For perfect autumn lips, pick two lipstick colours that are three shades apart, blend and apply.

Get cosy. Pull out your favourite woolly jumper or treat yourself to a new snuggly blanket, or new scarf and hat.

Feel Great This Autumn

Enjoy the outdoors. Make the most of the colours and the last sunny days. Go for hikes, collect chestnuts, kick through leaves… most of all, have fun.

Enjoy soup! When it grows too chilly for salad dinners, but you’re not yet craving the heaviest winter foods, head for the soup menu. Soothing, warming or spicy – a bowl of hot soup is just the thing when there’s a snap in the air.

Get ready for winter. If you’re not a winter person, hang out with people who love the colder months. You’ll be surprised how much their company will cheer you up.

Be Comfortable this Autumn

Put the garden to bed. Prune the last trees, rake all the leaves, and make sure your gutters are clear. If you’re greenfingered, why not put out some winter bedding?

Add warming colour to your home. Piles of apples, branches of colourful leaves, throws, blankets, nuts, and scented candles will all remind you of warmth and sunshine when it’s grey and rainy outside.

Enjoy a cosy weekend. Grab a new book or an old, favourite box set, a cosy blanket, and a huge mug of hot chocolate and settle in for some quiet time before the Christmas party whirl.

Each season of the year has something to recommend it. Autumn is the time for a bit of peace and quiet, for taking stock, giving thanks and just being mindful. Winter, and the extra busy Christmas period, will arrive before you know it. So be ready for autumn, and make a little time for yourself.

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