My favorite time of the year is back.
We are finally in cozy up in the couch with a book, go roll yourself in leaves and basically cook up stews and enjoy warm drinks again, vibe.
I love when the temperature drops, the season changes and I basically get to rock that fall look. As someone who suffers from a mood disorder, keeping my mood when the weather gets cooler and the days are darker is a must.
The funky schedule and changes can mess with us and even have us cut back on our outside time. I know I am not the only one that can experience the holiday blues and even have a rough time during this time of the year.
TRUST me, I totally get this and understand this feeling.
While I always am on a super cheerful mood at first a couple weeks in my life can have its up and downs and my mood will sadly suffer.
Not only that but as someone who has experienced disordered eating, I know how tough this time of the year can be with all the holidays and the indulgent food. It was always a hard time for me when my eating disorder was in full swing. As much as I adore Thanksgiving and enjoy cooking it was still a very weird and awkward time for me.
That’s why I decided to partner up with prAna and give you guys some tips on how to properly rock that fall look and keep away those blue days. #MamboprAna
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prAna is so on board with us rocking the awesome fall look that they are offering all of you babes a discount code for the next 30 days! YAY!
TIPS TO KEEP YOU FEELING GREAT
+ daily gratitude list/ journal is da BEST, it really helps you keep a healthier, happier prospective with life.
+eat the rainbow, eat as colorful as you can
+eat slowly. I know sometimes I get super excited and want to try all these delicious foods, and literally over pile my plate with food and then eat quickly and don’t notice how full I actually am. Focus on your food, enjoy it, savor it and take small bites.
+don’t be hard on yourself, you are beautiful and should enjoy life.
+try to wake up and take a walk while the sun is rising. It really does make a difference with your mood. I LOVE going to the park and taking in the sunrise.
+ while it my be tempting to stay under your covers, try something new each week. Ceramic classes, pressing flowers or a new workout class. Who knows you might meet someone, discover a new passion or realize you can’t do ceramics to save your life. aka me.
+ the first thing you should do is make your bed, it really makes you feel like you started the day off right.
+ limit your caffeine fix, while it might seem like getting more caffeine in will boost you with energy. Caffeine can affect your mood, make you a little irritable, mess with your sleep and more.
+ babes stick to a schedule, when I lived in Boston it would get dark at like three in the afternoon and I would lock myself up, immediately. I learned with time that it was better to stay active doing something until at least six. I go out to coffee shops to be around people instead of being alone in my apartment. When I visit my mom in Denver I go to out instead of just chilling in her house.
+ a new sleep schedule will be your bestie, don’t go to sleep earlier than you normally do and stay in sleeping longer.
+staying active is a must for me, I do yoga in my apartment regardless of the weather outside, try to go out for a walk in the mornings before the sunrises and keep it up once it does and then if I didn’t make it that morning try to get one in in the afternoon. I also try to go to a new class every week.
+be social. I know this tough, as someone who is naturally an introvert and a blogger, I tend to shy away from being overly social. I do try to just be around people by going to coffee shops, roaming the aisle at Whole Foods and things that make me happy.
+ dress to impress. if that means rocking a dress, do it, if it means wearing leggings and booties, then go for it, if you like more of a comfy sweater and legging combo, you do you!
+remember to do things that make YOU happy! you are effing awesome, remember that!
This post is sponsored by prAna and it really makes me happy being able to work with companies that share the same values and beliefs that Follow Our Passion does. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much for making Follow Our Passion possible.