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31 Things To Do For You In October

Not only does October bring cooler weather, changing leaves, and a sense of transition, but it’s also my birthday month!

This year, as I prepare for a banner birthday year, I’m thinking a lot about how to refresh my routines and focus on nourishment and self-care.

This month, why not join me and take advantage of all the possibilities October offers?

Get outside and enjoy the crisp autumn air, cozy up inside with delicious eats, and tap into your creativity and personal development. 

To celebrate this month of renewal (and my new year!), here are 31 simple ideas to try that will revitalize your mind, body, and spirit:

  • Start taking early evening walks to enjoy the autumn weather.
  • Make a delicious chili in the crockpot.
  • Decorate your home for Halloween.
  • Spend the day at a local pumpkin patch. Make sure to take lots of pictures!
  • Bake a sweet potato and load it up with delicious butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Curl up with a good book and a warm blanket.
  • Make (or buy!) apple cider donuts.
  • Read a personal development book and focus on your growth.
  • Meet a friend for coffee or tea.
  • Check out a local fall festival. See if your town has an Oktoberfest!
  • Create some autumnal mocktails or cocktails with apple cider as the base.
  • Decorate your home for Halloween.
  • Start a fall-focused reflection practice.

Download a free fall reflection journal

  • Make yummy cinnamon hot chocolate.
  • Host a Halloween movie night.
  • Start drinking turmeric tea before bedtime for a more cozy sleep.
  • Roast pumpkin seeds for a healthy snack.
  • Create a vision board for the new season.
  • Make pizza from scratch.
  • Clean out your closet and refresh your wardrobe.
  • Go on a scenic hike to see the fall foliage.
  • Host a potluck dinner with friends.
  • Have a photoshoot, either with a photographer or set up a tripod, and take some intentional pics. 
  • Work on a puzzle by yourself or with your family for some chill fun.
  • Put a shower steamer in your shower to create a spa-like experience.
  • Create a music playlist that matches your autumn mood. 
  • Make loaded baked potatoes for dinner one night.
  • Check out a local farmers market.
  • Rearrange your furniture to change things up.
  • Listen to a serial podcast and get caught up in the story. (I was captivated by Scamanda!)
  • Plan a weekend getaway.
  • Treat yourself to a massage.
  • Diffuse fall-scented essential oils like cardamon, cinnamon, or ginger.
  • Buy a bag of mini-Halloween candy and stash it in the freezer for treats for the rest of the year.