How’d you handle the daylight-saving time shift last week? Did you do like me and take a good while before you understood what was going on? Well, now autumn is really here and the evenings are getting darker by the day. The darkness can stir up emotions in all of us. Many feel the feeling of “noooooooo!” and I mean, that’s not uncalled for. To balance things out, I’ve been thinking about things that make autumn and darkness cozy. Here we go:
Hot chocolate – the classic with whipped cream on top, OR why not hot O’boy? (it’s also a classic). If you want another type of warm drink, check out our post on thirst quenchers for winter.
Foot soak – imagine pouring a nice hot bath for your feet. Some bath salt and some herbs in there too, or a smooth shower oil?
Excursions – yes, good old walks in the forest or by a lake with friends, where you enjoy the daylight. And some hot chocolate in your cup.
Lighting candles – no need for a comment here. Just that the darkness makes this so much cozier.
Continuing running/walking outdoors but with a head torch – yes! This feels a little adventurous and very nice. The air is so crisp and cool during autumn evenings and it’s a shame being indoors all the time. Borrow a head torch from a friend and give it a try!
Stargaze or see northern lights – sitting wrapped in a blanket and looking up into the sky. Beautiful.
Enjoy the morning light – for just a little while longer there’s still daylight in the mornings when one heads off to school and that’s just lovely.
Making a fire and having a barbecue – bring some friends and do a good old barbecue (which will be next level in the dark!).
Ok, there we go. Quite a few good things. And really, there are more – winter swimming, making autumn wreaths, jumping in puddles. The list could go on. I guess the most important thing is to actively think “it’s autumn, its dark, THAT’S COZY”. If we all do that we’ll probably make it ‘til advent time when things get even more cozy.
Be well, talk soon!