With crisp air, fiery foliage, and crunchy leaves all around, the fall season has a reputation for being cozy and comforting. But with back-to-school schedules and Halloween festivities also falling within this time frame, the fall can be hectic.
If you prefer to embrace the coziness rather than the chaos of autumn, ORGANO brings you these tips to feel cozy no matter what madness is going on outside your door. If you want to make your home cozier this fall — as well as inject some much-needed warmth into your life all year round — try incorporating these 5 ways to feel cozy anytime, anywhere.
Turn on the fireplace
A fireplace is one of the most classic ways to feel cozy. If you don’t have one, you can always try using a fireplace app or turning on your TV with the Fireplace Channel to create the ambiance of a fire without the risk of starting a real one.
When you turn on the fireplace, close the windows or doors to create a smaller space — which means more attention and coziness for you. The sound of crackling logs, the warm glow of the flames, the scent of burning wood — all of these things will make you feel instantly cozy and at home. If you have young children or pets, however, you’ll want to ensure they aren’t in danger. The fireplace is a great way to create an intimate space within your home while also staying cozy.
Enjoy a hot beverage
There’s nothing cozier than curling up with a warm mug of tea or coffee and we have the perfect ones for you! Café Latte is perfect to warm your mornings and ORGANO’s Hot Cocoa is wonderful for the afternoon— especially on a chilly fall day.
Hot beverages are not only delicious, but they also have some health benefits, too. For example, drinking tea has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers, and coffee can help lower your risk of diabetes, so how about a Red Tea? Just make sure to pair your beverage of choice with a cozy snack, such as a slice of cake, to truly embrace the coziness of the fall season.
Binge on blankets and soft foods
If you’re not usually a binge-watching person, now is the time to change that. Fall is the perfect time to binge-watch your favorite shows while snuggled up in blankets and eating delicious, soft foods (preferably in that order). You can choose from a variety of shows, but here are some suggestions: The Great British Baking Show, This Is Us, The Good Doctor, and Gilmore Girls. Gorging on warm, soft foods is another great way to feel cozy, especially during colder months when you’re more likely to get a cough or cold. Hot, soft foods, especially soups, are a great option because they can warm you from the inside out. Plus, they’re easy to prepare and simple to clean up after!
Work on your self-care
During the fall, it’s crucial to carve out time for self-care — whether that means having a coffee date with a friend, taking a long walk outside, or taking some time to take care of your skin. No matter what you choose to do, taking time out of your day to do something purely for your own enjoyment is a great way to get in touch with your needs and calm your nerves.
If you’re feeling particularly stressed out and busy, try meditating for 10 minutes, which has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. Or, if reading isn’t your thing, you could try a moment of self-care with beU. You can design a mini-spa session: cleanse, use a mask and hydrate your skin while you watch your favorite show or movie.
By taking time out of each day for self-care, you’re not only setting a good example for your loved ones, but you’re also ensuring that you’re able to keep up with all of the fall activities (and stressors) on your plate without burning out.
When the leaves start to change and the weather gets chillier, it can sometimes be hard to find ways to stay warm. Feeling cozy can go a long way in helping you relax and find your happy place. So, what are you waiting for? Warm up your home, turn on the fireplace, and get cozy today.
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