With the arrival of September, the autumn leaves are fast approaching, along with the typical mid-term stress. Luckily for you, the Daily Clog has a list of self-care ideas to get you in the fall spirit.
Buy new long sleeve shirts for your wardrobe
With the arrival of fall, it’s the perfect time to pack up your tank tops and add new clothes perfect for the season to your wardrobe. Some classic fall pieces you should add to your wardrobe are jeans, long-sleeved shirts, and jackets. It is ideal for the capricious autumn weather. You can also use the aforementioned pieces to layer your outfits.
There are a ton of clothing stores located just a bus ride from campus like H&M, Target, and Ross Dress for Less. You can even have a self-care day where you can plan where to shop and explore the city you’re in at the same time!
Update your skincare routine
We all know skin care is essential, but it doesn’t stop there. When the seasons change, it’s important to switch up your skincare routine. During the summer heat, you can focus on SPF or light hydration when it comes to your routine. In the fall, however, the cooler air can dry out your skin. That said, you definitely need to use a slightly heavier moisturizer to keep your skin healthy in the fall. Try incorporating serums or other hydrating products for the cold fall days ahead.
Attend a football match
Autumn also means the arrival of football season. You probably shouldn’t miss a Pac-12 college team like the one at UC Berkeley. If you are someone who loves the roaring crowd and the energy of football matches, you should take time out of your busy schedule to attend a football match with your friends.
Football games are also a great way to renew the love you had for Berkeley when you were first admitted. It can even give you the energy you need to move forward, which is much needed when you’re going through a stressful time.
Visit a Farmer’s Market
If the blinding lights and large crowds of football games are a bit too much for you, you should try going to a farmers market. During the fall, farmers markets are a great place to get some of the produce and fruits that are in their peak season.
There are many Farmers Markets in Berkeley, including some in Downtown, South and North Berkeley each week. Going to a farmer’s market is also a healthy way to get away from the bustling crowds on campus and take some time for yourself. Another benefit is helping local businesses in our community.
Bake treats for the holidays
With fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving coming up, you can spend some time baking your favorite pumpkin spice treats. If you are looking for fall recipes to prepare, here is a baked stuffed apple pie and one vegan pumpkin bread recipe which are sure to be fun to make!
If you’re not the best baker, you can also get pre-made Pillsbury Halloween cookies or grab some cake mix to make something quick at home! You get the joy of a sweet treat without having to worry about all the complicated measurements.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your pumpkin spice latte and try one of these activities that are sure to help you unwind during this busy season!
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