Health and wellness
Fall in Colorado
I LOVE Fall in Colorado! The Aspens are turning, the air is slightly cooler with the crisp coming in at night, and things just feel as though they are slowing down a bit, just before the big Xmas rush!
My husband and I try to make sure we get in our bike rides on the trails even though it is getting a bit chillier, that just means layers and making sure my ears stay covered. I had a lot of ear troubles as a kid, so the scar tissue makes for a fairly sensitive ear canal, especially to cold and wind.
I have four kids but they are getting older, so this year my husband and I have decided they don't need piles of toys and gifts they probably won't use. One nice gift and a few little token things. And, with the economy they way it's been, we're trying to cut back where we can.
Every year we've been trying to get up to Vail in October just as the leaves are changing, and hang out in the village. We take or youngest, he seems to love it, he's all about nostalgia. We grab some coffees and hot chocolate, walk the trails and hit up some shops for Xmas gifts. Super fun and super close which is even better! With the busier time closing in on us, I try and remind my family to take time for yourself, we often forget about that as our other responsibilities seem to take precedence over self care. Even doing small things every week, can make a world of difference. Grabbing a coffee at cute nearby coffee house, having a lovely square of dark chocolate after dinner now and then, or a short walk with your dog.
Self care means taking the time, even if its only thirty min, to do something nice for yourself. Its so so important.
Take today to make a list of things you love to do and check off one at a time every week. Your week will feel more enriched and you will find your mood shift, even just a little, and looking forward to that small amount of time you have dedicated to yourself.
Take care of you and Namaste!