The Ultimate List of Self-Care Activities for Autumn
Submitted from Recreational Therapists from around the world:
Take a hike
Take a walk
go 🍎 picking
Walking my dog
going for hikes
Dress in layers
Going on walks
Working in yard
During hot tea
Going for walks
Going for walks
Going on a hike
Going for a walk
Doing your nails
Going for a hike
Baking pumpkn pie
Walk at the park
take bubble baths
Making apple sauce
Baking apple crisp
Enjoy drinking tea
7-8 hours of sleep
A fire and somores
Walking in nature
Walking in the park
Love walking my dog
Hiking in the woods
Decorating for fall
Weekly mask facials
Morning dog walks!
Walking with family
Spend time outside
Taking a warm bath.
Go on nature walks
baking apple treats
Take a walk outside
Meditation and Yoga
going on a hay ride
Drinking Apple Cider
camping in the woods
Relaxing with Family
relaxing by the fire
watching leaves fall
Horse riding lessons
Painting with leaves
Taking a Nature Hike
Relaxing by the fire
Sitting on the porch
Mindfulness in Nature
Lighting fall candles
Jumping in the leaves
Bonfire and hot cider
going for a long walk
Watch Hallmark Movies
Cooking with pumpkin
baking fall desserts
Decorate for Halloween
Resting in my hammock
Painting pumpkin faces
Drink hot apple cider
a walk through the park
Hair Style/color change
Relaxation on the Patio
being outside in nature
Going to Pumpkin Patch
Going for a crisp walk
Spending time in nature
Spending time in nature
fall rides to see leaves
Taking walks before dusk
Walks and crunch leaves
Stroll through the woods
I knit hats for friends
Learning to play guitar
Walking in the crisp air
Sitting out in the leaves
Taking long walks outside
Journal writing outdoors
Spa days or walk outdoors
Relaxing by the fire pit
Hot chocolate by the fire
Yoga at the local brewery
Baking yummy fall treats!
Jumping in pile of leaves
Hiking and picking apples
Not doing hair with braids
Watching the leaves change
Sipping hot coco by a fire
Reading and walks in nature
Taking a walk in the woods.
reading a book in a hammock
Sitting outside with a fire
Hot tea and hallmark movies
Making and drinking hot tea
Going for walks in the woods
Hot Chai Latte & a good read
Enjoying the cooler weather
Hikes with the fall colours
Reading my morning Meditation
reading on the deck at sunset
Enjoying the beautiful colors
Shell collecting at the beach
visit a pumpkin patch(sensory)
Drinking a pumpkin spice latte
Making homemade clay earrings
Cider mill/pumpkin patch visit
Sitting and relaxing by a fire
Jumping in a pile of leaves!!!
Apple Cider and a spooky movie
Walking through the Fall colors
Fall Color Drive in the Country
make a finger paint autumn tree
Walking through a pumpkin patch
Drinking some yummy apple cider
Time in my beautiful mountains
Warm cup of tea for relaxation
Driving to look at trees turning
Bonfires, football games, walks
Baking pumpkin flavored things!”!
Going for a hike to see fall colors
Going to the cabin in the mountains
A nice craft like pumpkin carving.
Waking up for the sunrise and coffee
Pumpkin patch adventures with family
Sit in my hammock drinking hot cider
Leaf Peeping here in the northeast!
take a walk and enjoy the fall leaves
Walking and seeing the leaves change
Long walks to look at the fall colors
Hiking since it’s so hot in the South.
Driving through the blue ridge parkway
for me, I sip a warm tea in my hammock
Watching leaves fall and change colors
Read books while drink hot apple cider
Treating myself to Pumpkin Spice goodies
A hike to see all of the changing leaves
expanding my reading – trying new genre’s
Leaf Peeping in the mountains – pure joy!
Long walks to see all the colorful leaves
Taking walks or virtual walks in the woods
nature walk to look at the changing leaves!
Going to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard
Nature walk to engage in 5-4-3-2-1 grounding
face mask while drinking a pumpkin spice latte
Walking with the leaves crunching under my feet
to enjoy the beautiful fall colors on the trees
decorating for halloween and making fall crafts
Walking in the park looking at the fall leaves 🍁
Walking outside to watch the leaves change color
Crunching all the crunchy leaves under my shoes!
Drinking hot chocolate looking at the fall foliage
Try think less stressful and do mindfulness therapy!
Drinking coffee outside in the nice fall air daily 🙂
Walking and crunching leaves and pine ones under my feet
Fall fishing with my fiancé at the creek near our house!
Taking a nice drive to look at the beautiful fall colours
Sip on apple sider while mesmarizing the beautiful foillage
watching halloween movies and drinking fall Starbucks drinks
Nature walk, pumpkin patch, collecting leaves, autumn baking
Reading in my hammock listening to the birds and the leaves.
Making homemade pumpkin butter! Let me know if you want a jar!
Outdoor walks while admiring the trees and the crisp fresh air
Reading a book next to a bonfire with a mug of hot apple cider
Yoga with scented candles or essential oil is my go to favorite
Taking a long drive through the mountains to see the pretty trees!
Enjoying the changing of the seasons, colors of the leaves, cool air
Apple picking, then making apple butter, pie, juice, and apple sauce
Savouring a warm spiced drink – Apple Cider, Pumpkin Spice, Nutmeg, etc.
Sitting on the deck or front porch with a warm coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.
Going for a walk/hike to appreciate nature and the changing season and colors.
sit outside by the lake (no cell phone or watch on) and drink hot coffee or tea
Spending time in the crisp fall air, and opening the windows to let that air in.
Drinking flavored coffee on the couch with the windows opened and a slight breeze
Using aromatherapy holiday scents while relaxing and listening to a guided script
Warm cup of coffee on the couch with a good book, a snuggly blanket, and my dogs (Bonnie & Clyde)
Pumpkin patch, Halloween nails, hot apple cider/Halloween movie marathon, pumpkin carving/painting,
Making some hit apple cider and sitting outside reflecting on the beauty of the trees changing colors
Being outside admiring the fallen leaves and washing all fabrics in house, getting prepared for winter.
Taking a walk once all of the leaves have fall in the crisp morning breeze. Stepping on the crunchy leaves. Lol
Sitting by a fire on a crisp morning drinking coffee before the hustle of the day starts…a real wood burning fire
Pumpkin pickin, s’mores, Halloween movies, carving/painting pumpkins, football games, drinking apple cider & hot cocoa
Going for a walk in nature- listening to the leaves and breeze, looking at all the beautiful colors, and enjoying the cool weather!
I like to take walks outside and enjoy the changing colors of the leaves while self reflecting on my day/week and what I can improve on next week.
This is a great time to camp, and with Covid-19 about one of the safer activities to do. Doesn’t take much, a tent if you can afford one, but you must nave a downfill cold weather sleeping bag. Go with your family, a significant other, or for the best self care-just go by yourself…