I put together a fall bucket list with some ideas for the upcoming season.
I always think of each new season as a fresh start. I love going for a run and savoring the cooler mornings. I am intentional about a few things in the fall, including shopping at farmer’s markets, baking everything pumpkin, a new candle, fresh flowers, a playlist, and reading a good suspense thriller by a warm fire.
I hope this list inspires you to create a list of your own to celebrate this time of year.
If you are a list maker like me, try the 52 Lists Project Journal. It’s divided into seasons and then weeks. Each week you are asked to list something. At the page’s bottom is a “take action” suggestion. There’s also space to make your lists. You can print out a sample collection of the lists here to help you get started.
I also love using a Bullet Journal. The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all the above. Here’s how to get started using a Bullet Journal. Watch this excellent video for more details too. Find out why it’s such a great journal here.
For setting goals, I use Powersheets. This goal-setting system has made me put pen to paper and write things down. I believe you’ve got to write down plans to make them stick. This tool also helps you set small goals and deadlines along the way.
If you are looking for some ideas, here are a few things you might want to add to your list.
1. This map can tell you when fall foliage is peaking.
2. Take a family-themed costume portrait. Here is a collection of 40 fabulous themed family costumes.
4. I shared specific actions you can take to protect yourself and your family online in this newsletter. I recommend spending a few minutes each day on this project. Protecting your devices, credit, financial accounts, and passwords is essential. DeleteMe is a paid service that will remove your data online.
5. If you are looking for the perfect weekend getaway, Ashville is an affordable and fun destination. Here’s a copy of my Ashville Google spreadsheet.
6. Create a new 🎧 playlist. Topsify features thousands of playlists arranged by category, topic, and mood.
7. Schedule a Wellness IV for nutrition. Did you know IV nutritional therapies can be more effective than oral supplements? An IV can get nutrients to the cells for immediate absorption and effectiveness. Completely safe and incredibly easy, IV therapy can bypass issues like nutrients not being absorbed properly, a common problem for celiacs.
Restore Hyper Wellness has locations across the U.S. offering IV Drip Therapy, Cryotherapy, Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Infrared Sauna, Intramuscular (IM) Shots, HydraFacial, and Red Light Therapy. The prices at Restore Hyper Wellness are much lower than other places that offer IV therapy.
8. Are you registered to vote? Use this site to check. Some states also have same-day registration, but the requirements vary.
To be safe, always double-check your local election official’s office or website for any recent changes. This link will direct you to it. You can check your registration here or on your local Secretary of State’s website.
If you are a U.S. citizen abroad or in the military, you can find your information via the Overseas Vote Foundation.
You can also volunteer to be a poll worker. Each state recruits poll workers differently. Typically signing up to be a poll worker is done with your local election office. In some places, this is a county election office, but it may also be a registrar or clerk at the county or local level.
10. I also love the idea of a baked potato bar for tailgating. Find out how to bake potatoes for a big group. Tip: don’t bake the potatoes in foil.
11. I’ve been handwriting more letters and sending books to friends. USPS offers a discounted rate for packages that include books.
12. I’m also focused on being consistent with my morning routine, which includes getting ☀️ sunlight.
According to Dr. Andrew Huberman, you need to view sunlight by going outside within 30-60 minutes of waking. Do that again in the late afternoon, before sunset. If you wake up before the sun is out and want to be awake, turn on artificial lights and then go outside once the sun rises.
On bright cloudless days: view morning and afternoon sun for 10 min; cloudy days: 20 min; very overcast days 30-60 min. Consider an artificial daytime simulator source if you live someplace with very minimal light.
Don’t wear sunglasses 😎 for this practice if you safely can, but contact lenses and eyeglasses are fine.
No, you don’t have to look directly at the sun and never look at ANY light so bright it is painful to view! You can’t wear a brimmed hat or sunglasses, remain in the shade, and expect to “wake up” your circadian clock.
I shared my morning routine ☕ in this newsletter if you are looking for more ideas.
13. Make this Pumpkin Chili for game day.
14. These Pumpkin Spice Pancakes are delicious and easy to make gluten-free.
15. This pumpkin gooey butter cake is what I like to take to fall gatherings instead of pumpkin pie.
16. Start a book club with this guide. This BookRiot article gives ideas for nine book club questions that inspire great discussions and links to other helpful hints about what makes a great book club.
1. Remember how you feel is as important as what you want to accomplish.
2. In everyday to-do lists, include tasks you enjoy, like reading a book or watching a TV program.
3. Don’t be afraid to share your list with others for their perspective, feedback, and encouragement.
4. Be creative. Use color, pictures, or a unique design to make your lists feel more exciting and appealing.
5. Boost your happiness regularly by listing three things you are grateful for daily.
6. At the end of each day, choose one to three things you will work on tomorrow and let go of the rest.
- To-Do List is the most popular list-making app.
- Omni Focus is a powerful task and project management app that makes it easy for you to stay on top of all your responsibilities. It runs on all Apple devices, keeping all your tasks synced and making it one of the best productivity apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
- 2Do has an excellent interface, is easy to use, and gives you a section for lists, contexts, and tags.
- Remember the Milk offers an ideal free version if you desire a simple to-do list app without advanced task management features. There’s also an Apple Watch app.
What’s on your fall bucket list? Tell me in the comments.
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