Helpful ways to transition into the fall season

The month of September has a lot of perks from beautiful weather to the beauty of the leaves on the trees changing colors. However, it’s definitely a time to reflect on change. In fact, it’s a great time to make small changes that allow you to feel good. Doing so will help you slowly process the shift ahead without feeling overwhelmed. 

Here are a few tips to help you get started:

Incorporate a morning routine

A morning routine sets the tone for the day and will allow you to create positive behaviors. It also helps to reduce distractions, like the phone and television. To make it a success, plan it out the night before. Over time, you will look forward to your mornings. 

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Eat right, feel bright

During your market visits, select colorful fruits and vegetables. During spare time, seek out simple online recipes that can be prepared the night before. You might also consider investing in a slow cooker crock pot. Remember, we are what we eat, so take time to make healthier choices. Your waistline will thank you later!

Pump up your moisture routine

The fall season can cause skin to become extremely dry. After showering each morning, take time to moisturize your skin from head to toe.  I would also encourage you to repeat this same routine prior to bedtime. If you’re in need of a new moisturizer, try 100%  pure cocoa butter. That’s my go to!

Take time out for you

This is a great time of year to pamper yourself. Twice a month, treat yourself to an at-home spa day. Light a candle, put on your favorite playlist, and run a hot bath that includes your favorite bath salts!

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Kimberly Whitfield is the owner of Kimberly Inspiring Beauty in Strength, a fitness instructor at Go Workout Fitness Center and Trinity A.M.E. Church; a bodybuilder, and a public speaker. Visit her on the web at kwinspires.com for a list of her classes. 

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