There are many reasons people love autumn. Humans are naturally inclined to find temporal landmarks to represent new chapters in their lives. Autumn, a temporal landmark, represents change. The falling of leaves, change in temperature, colours and weather can symbolise a fresh start in nature and in ourselves. Autumn is a great opportunity to strengthen our wellbeing and build resilience to the winter blues looming around the corner.
Let’s go over all the reasons we love Autumn.
Change in Colours.
This is an obvious one. With the cooler temperatures, trees begin to change colours into fiery hues of yellow, orange and red. Such a stunning change in our nature is a perfect opportunity to try your photography skills, and to simply appreciate our beautiful environment.
With the fresh start in nature, this can be a great time for us to make a change in our mindsets and lives. If you are in the southern hemisphere, autumn arrives around April. This may be a great time to review those new years resolutions and see if any adjustments need to be made, or if new goals need to be set.
During the summer, we tend to favour clothes that help us cool down such as flip flops and shorts. The colder weather allows us to dress in more layers such as jeans, jackets, sweaters, and boots. This is the perfect time to experiment with colours, styles and looks.
Autumn Destinations in New Zealand.
While many people love going on holiday during the summer months, there are some places perfect for the cooler weather, and orange colours. In the autumn months of April and May, try Arrowtown! Just a short drive from Queenstown, Arrowtown is a spot oozing with history, stunning scenery, and delicious coffee. The trees in Arrowtown truly put on a show of magic during this season. You can see this stunning landscape by walking along the river or traipsing up one of the hills for a heightened few of the sea of colours. Other beloved Autumn destinations include Wanaka, Queenstown, Lake Tekapo and Central Otago.
There is nothing like wrapping cold fingers around a warm mug on misty mornings or chilly nights. This is the perfect time of year to experiment with hot chocolate and coffee recipes. You could try adding brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon to your morning coffee for a seasonal twist to your morning brew.
Hot summer nights can make sleeping a challenge! No one likes waking up in the middle of the night all sweaty or not being able to get comfortable because of the warm air. The cooling temperature will help you snuggle up and get a better night’s sleep, which is important for all life functions including keeping your mind sharp throughout the day.
Getting out in Nature.
The cooler temperature may prompt you to go outside. After a long summer, you may be feeling sluggish from the heat. However, the cool temperatures can make the outdoors more appealing. At this time of year, the air feels fresh and crisp and easier to breathe. It’s important to get fresh oxygen into our bodies to promote the release of serotonin in our brains, which is a happy hormone.
Happy Autumn, Angels!
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