Tips For The Season

As we wave hello to Autumn

The nights are starting to draw in, with the days getting shorter. The seasons have definitely changed. And with that our energy will start to change too. Our bodies naturally adapt to the seasons, and with winter approaching we are gradually getting ready to hibernate.

It is important to respect this change of energy. When we try and maintain the pace we had during the sunny months of summer, we can burn out. So take time to tune in to how your body feels and what it needs during the change of season. Small changes to our routine, can make a big impact in maintaining our productivity and health. Accepting the change and going with it can really support our mental health too. As this weekend was Global Mental Health Awareness Day, if you are struggling with emotions and mental health in any way, please reach out. There are many ways we can support ourselves through lifestyle choices and essential oils to boost our serotonin (our happy hormone), and reduce anxiety – I will aim to include some more specific tips in next months edition.

Some of the best ways to support your body and mind are to:

  • make sure you get out in the fresh air at least once a day, during daylight hours
  • eat plenty of vegetables, and nourishing food. Try and avoid the temptation to grab processed comfort food, but instead make batches of soups and stews and add  them to the freezer for quick, comforting and nutritious meals.
  • add warming spices, such as cinnamon, clove and ginger to drinks and soups to warm and invigorate the body. You can use fresh or dried spices or the essential oils.
  • get a good nights sleep, aiming for 7-8hours. If you struggle with getting to sleep or staying asleep Doterra’s Serenity Soft gels are a wonderful support in getting a good nights sleep. There are also many great oils to support sleep, so please drop us a message if you would like help finding something to help.
  • take a good quality supplement to help balance the reduction in vitamin D and also help to support your immunity as your body shifts into autumn mode.