17 Ways to Make a Brisk Fall Day Feel Longer
As the season changes from Summer to Fall, the air cools down and the days naturally get shorter. With this change comes the tendency to fall into seasonal affective disorder, which is the state of feeling blue when Winter rolls around. To combat that, we've come up with a variety of ways you can enjoy your Fall days and make them feel as long and happy as possible. Keep reading for ideas and get out and enjoy this beautiful weather.
Build a Bonfire
It's so fun to sit in your backyard or in a field with a crackling fire either by yourself or with friends. You can chat, roast marshmallows, or just enjoy each other's company.
Go For a Walk
When the afternoon or early evening slump hits, head outside for a walk to jump-start your body again. It will refresh you for the evening rather than encourage you to be sleepy.
Do Some Yoga
Yoga is a great way to both calm yourself down and boost endorphins. By practicing yoga in the early evening, you'll reset your body for a fun evening.
Clean Your House
Cleaning isn't always fun, but it's something that needs to be done. Pick up a Fall cleaning checklist and tackle a new room every night for a few days.
Go Pick Pumpkins
What says Fall more than a pumpkin patch? See if you can find one nearby and pick a couple pumpkins to bring home and either carve, cook with, or just set out to look pretty. It'll give you a great way to stay busy and also enjoy the beautiful nature Fall has to offer.
Sometimes the best way to enjoy yourself and recharge is to just sit and be. Take some time to meditate now that Fall is here and think about what you want to do with the rest of the year.
Cook Up a New Recipe
Rather than sitting around thinking about Winter being right around the corner, find a new recipe you've been wanting to try and actually make it. Even better, make extra so you have something to eat tomorrow, too.
Get Lost in a Corn Maze
OK, don't get too lost, because that's a waste of time, but find a corn maze and roam around in it.
Go to the Drive-In
Not enough people go to drive-in movies any more, but once the weather is a little crisper, it's a great time to check one out.
Rearrange Your Closet
It's time to put away your warm-weather clothes and pull out your sweaters, jeans, and boots. Don't rush yourself on it, though — spend an entire weekend on it and really look at what you have and what you can get rid of too.
Check Out a Book From the Library
There's something about holding a book in your hand and turning the pages that makes the story feel more real. Check one out from your local library and sit on a park bench to read it.
Set Up a Photo Shoot With Some Friends
Document the changing of the seasons with a fun photo shoot with you and your friends or maybe even you and your pets.
Have Your Own Wine Tasting
Invite some friends over, have them all bring their favorite wine, and set up your very own wine tasting. You might just find a new favorite bottle.
Now that the weather has chilled a bit, grab a blanket and lay out under the stars. If you're in the city and can't see them, head out to the country for a weekend.
Set Your Alarm Early
You don't have to do this every day, but once in a while, set your alarm a little earlier to get a jump-start on your day. You can be super productive in the mornings, which will give you more time to relax and enjoy yourself in the evenings.
Decorate With Pumpkins
Bring those pumpkins from the pumpkin patch inside and use them as decor around your home. You'll be feeling the Fall spirit in no time.
Buy Yourself Flowers
Hopefully flowers are something that make you smile because they're so beautiful, so why not buy yourself a few or pick them from your garden if you have one?