November 09, 2018 5 min read
Fall is a charming time of year with the changing leaves and brisk air outside. But it's also a time where many people tend to stay inside more and live a more comfortable lifestyle until spring returns. Don't worry, I'm guilty of this every year. But this fall we want to do something different. Instead of staying in our comfort zone (the couch), we've made a goal to go out and be fearless. Check our some of our favorite ideas!
Trying something new is one of the easiest ways to challenge yourself. Take some time this fall to think of a hobby you've always wanted to try-maybe something like drawing or photography, or even hiking or playing an instrument. Or if you really feel up for a challenge try making your own makeup and shampoos! It's never too late to learn and you might just find something that you'll want to do everyday.
Summer is usually the time to travel, but just because it's fall doesn't mean you can't get out and see the world. Take time to visit new places in your city that you've never been. Try new coffee shops, find cool murals, check out historical sights. Or go even further and visit a nearby city you've never seen. You never know what cool places you'll find.
By the time fall rolls around I end up wearing the same pair of yoga pants with the same three sweaters almost every week. Break the cycle this fall by challenging yourself to wear all of those cute, trendy clothes in your closet that you rarely take off the hangers. Or try out a new fall trendthat you normally wouldn't wear. Don't let the cold weather keep you in your usual comfy clothes.
A lot of people struggle with spending time alone. From not having a lot of down time to not wanting to be alone, this is something that gets forgotten. This fall plan out a day where you can have time to yourself. And I don't mean just sit in the house and watch Netflix. Go out and grab lunch at your favorite cafe, by yourself. Maybe bring a good book you've been wanting to read. Or go see that movie your friends aren't too excited about seeing. The options are endless, the only person you have to please is yourself.
It's important to be careful with your money, and I think all of us could use some financial tips every once in a while. But sometimes we get so caught up in saving our money that we don't indulge ourselves. Think of something you've been wanting to buy for a while and just buy it. Add some cute decor to your house, get that top you've had your eye on, treat yourself to a day at the spa-whatever it is just remember that you deserve this.
There are so many different ways to express yourself in this day and age. Think about starting a blog or Instagram page and sharing your thoughts, beliefs, struggles, and everything in between. You never realize how much your words and stories can help someone else going through a similar situation. And a lot of times it can be theraputic to write down your own thoughts.
Remember all of those amazing things you said you wanted to try? Well, what are you waiting for? Think of some of those bucket list items and find time this fall to finally check some of them off your list. Maybe you've always wanted to do karaoke or you are even more adventerous and want to try sky diving. No matter how big or small it is, don't be afraid to just go for it!
Meeting new people can be intimidating, espcially when you are used to the same people from work, school, or just the friends you've known for ages. We tend to get comfortable with our groups. This fall try participating in a local club or class at your community center or school, branch out. This is an amazing way to meet new people with different interests and backgrounds and takes the stress out of trying to organize something yourself.
I have always struggled with working out. So instead of making a goal to go to the gym twice a week, start out small. Try to add something simple, like crunches or squats to your morning routine. Then keep building off of that. Yoga is a great way to add a workout to your day. Begin with some light stretching before bed and then move into a few yoga positions. This can be a relaxing habit before bed and can help you burn some calories too.
This little saying can extend to mean so many different things, and it is completely up to you on how you want to interpret it. If you're able, think about adopting a pet this fall. From a fish to a dog, there are so many options-but being responsible for another living being is a great way to feel valued and needed. If you're not ready for that type of commitment, think about getting a few plants for the house. Or go in a different direction and help those in your community. Take a volunteer route and look into local charities that you can help to make a difference. And if you don't know where to start, look at your own friends and family-think of ways that you can help them.
Sometimes being fearless is something as simple as stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new. Challenge yourself this fall to live fearlessly and enjoy the colder months, instead of falling into your usual, cozy routine. And let us know in the comments some of the ways you like to be fearless!
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Previously a makeup artist, Anastasia is Bella Ella Boutique’s beauty blogger. She has a passion for writing and is currently finishing her first book of poetry. In her free time she drives around Utah with her dog, Atticus, looking for murals and coffee shops.
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