I love Autumn – it is a great time to be in nature. There are so many colours to see. You can see the leaves changing colour day by day. It’s a really easy time to be mindful.
Simply fully open your senses as you walk.
- Notice the colours and textures.
- Feel the cooler temperatures on your face.
- Listen to the sound of the wind blowing through the trees.
- Listen to the crunch of the fallen leaves.
- Smell the earthy smell after the rain.
It’s a really good time to ground yourself too. Maybe you have a favourite tree. Go and stand next to it and connect with it’s energy. Or sit against it and close your eyes and just be for a while.
“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” – Elizabeth Lawrence
If it’s not too cold, try walking barefoot on the grass or at the beach. Wrap up warm and sit outside for a while, tuning in to what you can see, hear and smell. To connect with our sense of taste why not cook some warming soup or a hearty stew.
You could collect some fallen leaves and bring them home to remind you to connect to mother nature. Make an Autumnal display and put it somewhere prominent in your home. This is especially good if you live in the city.
“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant
I hope you enjoy grounding yourself and being mindful this Autumn.