A guide of how to live in tune with the seasons.
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I want to be more in tune with the passing of time and the seasons in nature. I feel like it’s more immersive in a way that makes me more present and savor the moment more, and appreciate the weather and time for what it is. It’s also a great way to engage in activities or media that are healing to your inner child, or help bring together friends and family in a closer manner. With that in mind, I created this list for myself, so some of these ideas will not be relatable for you because a lot of them are shaped by family traditions or my own personality. However, I wanted to still publish it for others to be able to find inspiration to plan out how to live more intentionally with the seasons.
- Watch shows/movies
- The more nostalgic the better
- Sometimes it can be less about the content of the show, but about an association with a time in your life
- Traditions are so powerful! You can be the person to start a tradition, like watching a particular movie every year during a particular season
- Fall: Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin
- Winter: Cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies get me every time
- Curate “seasonal” music
- I am trying to collect more records that I think “fit” into seasons. It’s okay, maybe even better, if a record doesn’t cleanly fit into just one season and can be played in multiple. Obviously I can play any record that I want whenever I want, but it’s nice to put on an album that makes me feel more in tune with the current season.
- An easier way to do this would create playlists for each season. The song does not have to mention the season for it to feel like that season, maybe it is a song from a memorable time in your life that happened during the specific season. Whatever the associate is, this is 100% a vibes-based approach.
- Make seasonal meals/desserts
- Going to the farmers market and/or buying in-season produce is the best way to do this
- You can make warm and hearty soups in fall and winter
- Winter: Belly buttons and Christmas cookies
- Fruit tart
- Picnic-y, fruity, bright desserts
- Decorate your space for the holidays or time period
- You can be as early or late as you want
- A simple sign will do, but Target is a great place to find cheap, seasonal decorations because they put them out right around the season so you can just walk in and get something relatively easily.
- Storage space is often a problem with out-of-season decor so getting something that is adaptable/can be easily changed like a letter board could help
- Use seasonal scents
- The scent delivery device is up to you: Candle (Could light it or use a warmer), wax melts, oil diffuser, etc.
- Wood wick candles in the colder months for a nice flickering fire feel