The temperatures are starting to cool down, leaves are starting to change colors, and kids are headed back to school - which means Fall has officially begun. I always look forward to the change of seasons because it is an opportunity to start fresh and re-focus.
Summertime can be a chaotic whirlwind so once September hits, I am usually craving a more regular routine. Structuring my day-to-day tasks into a routine brings me so much solace, but it can be hard to get back into a rhythm after a laissez faire summer. Here are a few ways to help you get back into a regular routine:
1. KEEP A DAILY JOURNAL
One of my favorite rituals is daily journaling and when I stick to it, I find it easier to follow through when it comes to the rest of my routines. Journaling gets my creative juices flowing, helps my mind to focus, and gives me a sense of purpose first thing in the morning. I am a huge fan of the MUJI notebooks. They are compact for on-the-go journaling and open flat for easy note-taking.
2. DE-CLUTTER & RE-ORGANIZE
Spring isn’t the only time to do some cleaning! Take some time to clean out that junk drawer or organize your closet before your schedule gets too hectic. You’ll feel ahead of the curb and any small task will help you feel accomplished and motivated to keep it going.
3. SCHEDULE IN SOME FUN!
Just because summer has ended doesn’t mean the fun has to! Make sure to schedule time with both your family and your friends. One of my favorite traditions is getting together with my friends for Happy Hour before school starts. Our kids tag along while us moms enjoy a few glasses of wine and good conversation at The Mermaid Inn.
4. MAKE TIME FOR EXERCISE
Living a healthy lifestyle means staying active, but it can be hard to find the time when life gets busy. Lately, I have been really into the ClassPass App. When I do find a spare hour or so, the App helps me find something available in my area and I am able to try a few different exercise regimens.
5. FIND THE BEAUTY IN SMALL RITUALS
Make the little things beautiful by adding a little luxury to otherwise repetitive tasks. For example, I like to slow down and take a long soak in the bath instead of rushing in the shower. I’ll add a few drops of the Post-Shave Body Oil to the tub for a little something extra. It’s these small acts of small love that make all difference!
|1. MUJI Notebooks
|2. ClassPass App
|3. Post-Shave Body Oil