Saturday, September 18

Get Ready to Embrace the Chillier Months.

The Church of the Home

Fall is in the air. The sights, sounds, and aromas of fall are popping up as a sign of the changing of seasons. Despite the beauty and wonder of Autumn that God creates, saying goodbye to summer can be difficult.

If you're in a bit of a post-summer slump and need a boast, Cerith Gardnier of Aleteia has listed simple ways to lift your spirits:

1. Rip up that summer to-do list

You may have had a list of things you wanted to achieve during this summer, but you might not have been able to accomplish everything, leaving you frustrated. So get your pen and paper and make a more realistic list of things you must do, things you'd like to achieve, and things you dream of achieving.

2. Get some fresh flowers

Whether it's from your garden or a florist, a lovely bouquet will brighten up your mood and your house. If you'd like something with longevity, treat yourself to a dream plant and take time and pleasure in nurturing it. Scientists say that plants are great for creativity and for providing positive energy, so why not create your own home jungle?

3. Restrict Activities

Tempting as it is to get your kids and/or yourself involved in numerous sports and activities, you don't want to set yourself up for a year of endless running around. COVID has reminded us that simplicity is key so allow yourselves time to enjoy being at home and enjoying one another's company.

4. Get exercising