Savouring The Shorter Days Of The Fall Season!

Thursday Oct 19th, 2023


For many of us, fall is our favourite time of the year! The colours of the changing leaves set the perfect backdrop for a beautiful, warm and comforting season. The length of the new colder days, however, is a bit hard to get used to after the past long evenings of summer. Maximizing your time during the fall is an essential way to make the most of the season, giving you ample opportunity to stay productive and enjoy all the recreational activities you look forward to every autumn. 

Plan Your Day

Take advantage of shortened hours of daylight by planning your day ahead of time. Creating to-do lists and planning specific tasks or activities during peak daylight hours can ensure that you make the most of the sunshine while it lasts! This will involve prioritizing rest with a scheduled wake-up and bedtime routine, ensuring that you make the most of the morning light! Making time for outdoor exercise that will boost your vitamin D and leisure activities to stabilize your mental health while the light lasts will help this new daylight transition to be enjoyable and help you stay on track. 

Get Outdoors

Finding times during the day to enjoy the beautiful fall weather is a great way to take advantage of the stunning season! Whether you get an early start in the morning by going on a walk, doing your work outside a little in the warm afternoon or taking an after-work bike ride before the sun goes down, there is an opportunity to enjoy the hobbies you love during fall with the proper planning. 

Indulge In Self-care

With the new longer evenings of fall, take the opportunity to prioritize self-care activities that bring you joy and help you to relax. This could be reading a book, taking a warm bath, or indulging in your favourite hobbies or pastimes. The atmosphere of the season makes staying at home in the evening cozy and inviting after dark when they are filled with calm rejuvenation. 

Relax At Home

During the summer, our schedules are filled with outdoor fun, savouring each moment of the warm sunshine the season gives us. Now that fall has arrived it offers the opportunity to start enjoying a few inside activities we love again. The darker evenings are perfect for focusing on tasks or hobbies that can be done indoors such as cooking, baking, crafting, playing board games, or learning a new skill. This free time can also be a great opportunity to spend quality time with family or indulge in your personal interests. 

Enjoy Some Fall Fun

Fall goes by in a flash, meaning we must pack in all the fun activities we know and love for a few short months! While the weather stays on the warmer side, spend your free time visiting pumpkin patches, apple picking, or exploring local fall festivals or markets around Ottawa! Enjoying these fun fall traditions is a big part of making lasting memories and embracing the beautiful season!

Connect with Loved Ones

Fall is a season that naturally brings people closer. Schedules get back on track, families are more present at home, and the cooler weather makes everyone wind down at the end of the day. This change in the season is the perfect chance to spend quality time with your loved ones. Plan cozy family movie nights, and game evenings, cook or bake together or simply enjoy reconnecting during meal times at the table reminiscing about your day. 


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