Move over summer, those much-awaited peaceful autumn days are here. The fluidity of summer’s endless vacations and long days have come to an end as we enter into the inevitable (and well loved!) fall season. Bring on the sweaters, crisp leaves, and, of course, pumpkin spice lattes!
As we transition from summer to fall, this time is the perfect opportunity to reset and instill a routine to ensure a productive year and keep your immune system healthy. How you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day, so be sure to follow along with these 5 Doctor Erica approved tips to fast track you to not only a happier fall - but a healthier one as well!
5 Tips to Transition into a Fall Routine
As soon as you get up, writing down the 3 top things you are grateful for may elicit joy, increase confidence, and reduce stress. It’s a perfectly cozy thing to do indoors as it gets more chilly. It only takes about 15 seconds, and will help shift your mind to focus on the positive. By focusing on what you have, you’ll enter the day feeling gracious and appreciative rather than grouchy! Don’t worry, we are all guilty of it…
- Get outdoors
There’s nothing better than crisp fall air. Spending time outdoors is one of the best ways to keep yourself happy and healthy. This could mean going for a walk, meditating outside, or hiking. Studies show that being in nature can not only support a happy mood, but also may prevent disease!
- Make “immuni-tea"
Fall comes with cozy sweaters, fresh-baked pies, and fun holidays. But, cooler weather may also lead you to feeling under the weather. It’s so important to protect yourself!
Making “immuni-tea” is super easy, and can help boost your immunity to keep yourself healthy. Made with our Immunity Boost shot, “immuni-tea” is power-packed with a blend of roots, fruits, and flowers for the ULTIMATE immune system strengthener. Main ingredients ginger and turmeric give this warm and cozy drink a delicious kick so you know it’s working! Just mix 1 cup hot water with 1 Vive Immunity Boost shot, and enjoy.
- Write a to-do list
Summer’s lackadaisical vibe may have caused you to deprioritize your to-do list. Writing out your top 5 priorities for the day can support productivity and time-management. Sometimes tasks can seem daunting, and putting them on paper can help them seem more manageable. Organization is not only key for a productive day, but also for your overall health and immunity. Since mental health directly impacts your physical health (and vise versa!), staying organized can lead to a healthy brain AND body!
- Eat a nutrient-filled breakfast
Starting the morning with a healthy breakfast like oatmeal is not only delicious, but also filled with fiber to help you power through the day. Topping your oatmeal with nuts or nut-butter is an easy hack to add protein and healthy fats to your diet. Adding a little cinnamon or pumpkin spice will make you feel ready for Fall! Plus, who doesn’t love something warm on a cool fall morning?
Starting the Fall off right with a solid routine you can rely on can allow peaceful, productive, and cozy mornings. Although adopting a new routine may feel daunting at first, it is important to start even if you don’t feel ready! The first step is showing up- and once you realize how much more productive you can be with a daily routine, the easier it will become.