With the busy summer season over, autumn is a great time to get into self-care routines. Colder weather and shorter days have a tendency to bring people’s moods down and have a negative effect on emotional health. However, autumn is the perfect time to relax a little bit more than you did in the summertime. 

Dr. Ileana Berman has had a 30+ year career in cognitive science research. Her work largely focuses on drawing connections between obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. Today she shares 4 self-care tips for autumn

  • Take part in fun fall activities. Embrace the turning of the seasons by looking forward to activities you can only do in the fall! Drink a pumpkin spice latte, go to a pumpkin patch, or watch a spooky film.
  • Spend some time decluttering your home and wardrobe. A new season is perfect for refreshing your space. Plus, you can make room in your closet for all those cozy sweaters. Dig out those fall decorations and put them up!
  • Bake some delicious treats. Now that it isn’t a million degrees outside, you can get more creative in the kitchen. Get some friends or family members involved and make an event out of decorating cookies. 
  • Cook with seasonal food that you haven’t been able to enjoy since last year.