With the arrival of September, autumn leaves are just around the corner alongside the typical midterm stress. Luckily for you, the Daily Clog has a list of some self-care ideas to get you in the fall spirit.
Shop for new long sleeve shirts for your wardrobe
With the arrival of fall, now is a great time to pack up your tank tops and add some new clothes to your wardrobe that are perfect for the season. Some classic fall pieces you should add to your closet are jeans, long sleeve shirts and jackets. This is ideal for capricious autumn weather. You can use the aforementioned pieces for layering your outfits, too.
There are a ton of clothing stores located just a bus ride away from campus like H&M, Target and Ross Dress for Less. You can even have a self-care day where you can plan out where to shop and explore the city you’re in at the same time!
Update your skincare routine
We all know that skincare is essential, but it doesn’t stop there. When the seasons change it’s important to change your skincare routine. During the summer heat, you may be focusing on SPF or light moisturizing when it comes to your routine. In the fall though, the cooler air might dry out your skin. With that said, you should definitely use a moisturizer that’s a little heavier to keep your skin healthy in autumn. Try incorporating some serums or other moisturizing products for the cold, fall days ahead.
Attend a football game
Fall also means the arrival of the football season. You probably shouldn’t miss a Pac-12 college team like UC Berkeley’s very own. If you’re someone who loves the roaring crowd and energy of football games, then you should take the time out of your busy schedule to attend a football game with your friends.
Football games are also a great way to renew the love you had for Berkeley when you were first admitted. This may even give you the energy you need to push forward — something that’s much needed when you’re going through a stressful time.
Visit a farmer’s market
If the blinding lights and big crowds of football games are a little bit too much for you, you should try going to a farmers market. During the fall, farmer’s markets are a great place to get some of the produce and fruits that are at their peak season.
There are plenty of farmer’s markets in Berkeley, with some in Downtown, South and North Berkeley each week. Going to a farmer’s market is also a wholesome way to take yourself out of the bustling crowds on campus and take some time for yourself. Another bonus is helping out the local businesses in our community.
Bake some holiday treats
With fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving coming up, you can spend some time making your favorite pumpkin spice treats. If you’re looking for some fall recipes to bake up, here are a baked stuffed apple pie and a vegan pumpkin bread recipe that are sure to be fun to make!
If you’re not the best baker, you can also get some of the premade Pillsbury Halloween cookies or grab some cake mix to make something quick at home! You get the joy of a sweet treat without dealing with 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 destress during this busy season!