Be Inspired by the Fall Season // Fall Week

Tip #2 to be inspired by the fall season: look at the sky and learn about what you're seeing. //

I’ve always found the change of seasons to be inspiring. It’s like the start of something new sparks my imagination and gives me renewed energy for productivity. Do you ever feel the same way? Fall in particular is an inspiring month. If you’re looking for an extra little boost of inspiration at this time of year, here are a few suggestions.

1 // Spend time outside and absorb the change of seasons.

Spend some time outdoors. Sit or go for a walk. Fall is so atmospheric that when I take the time to go outside, even if it’s just for a few minutes, and take in the sights, sounds and scent of fall my mind starts churning with ideas.

2 // Look at the sky.

If you’re out there early in the morning or late at night, look up at the sky. There have been some cool sights this month. Take some time to look up what you’re seeing and do more research. It’s amazing and inspiring to realize what you can see.

3 // Switch up what you’re reading or watching.

If you’ve been watching a lot of movies, try a TV show. Check out some of the new fall shows and see if something catches your attention. Try a new genre of books. I’ve seen a lot of people pulling out the mysteries with fall–and I have too–but if mysteries aren’t your thing, try something else. Have you been reading a lot of contemporaries? Try a classic. Maybe this is the time that you dip into poetry. Poetry is something that never fails to inspire me creatively.

4 // Check out some museums.

This might sound like a contradiction to #1, but it’s not. While there are still nice days to go outside, there are going to be some miserable ones as well. Monday in Minneapolis was rainy, windy and gross, but Tuesday was gorgeous and I took a quick break from work to go for a walk. On the days when the weather doesn’t encourage you to soak up the fall season outside, find a museum to go to. Take in some art or learn about whatever is on display at a science museum. Fall seems like the perfect time to take in a history museum. Maybe you’ll uncover a forgotten mystery from the past!

5 // Try something new. 

If you’ve always wanted to paint but haven’t started yet, find a class or just buy some paints and play around. Has the hand-lettering trend caught your eye? Choose a quote and start practicing! Maybe you want to take a break from the creative endeavors. Look for a dance class at your community center (although that’s creative, but in a different way than painting or writing) or try kickboxing or rock climbing. Find something that will allow you to get up and move…it’s just as inspiring!


Share your thoughts in the comments and I’ll include your ideas along with a link back to your blog or social media at the end of the week.

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    October 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I really hope it starts to cool down here in Texas soon…. It’s so hot still! 🙁 I’ve definitely started pulling out the mysteries to read for this fall – I think it’s the perfect time of year for those. Last year, I read The Night Circus in October, and that was definitely a perfect fall book – beautiful descriptions, mystery, magic, locations all around the world, etc. Loved it!

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    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    October 14, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I love just walking around outside and crunching in the leaves. It’s so beautiful!

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    Charlotte | The Midnight Blog
    October 14, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I love spending time outside during fall, maybe even more than in spring somehow! 🙂

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    October 14, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Fall is my favorite. The smells. The colors. The temperature. Ah. Love all of it. Pie baking is my best fall activity. 🙂

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    October 15, 2015 at 4:29 am

    I love looking at the sky.. somehow it puts everything in perspective.
    — DT | Here I Scribble

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    Chelsea Damon
    October 15, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    We’ve hit our peak pretty week in October here. The trees are beautiful and the breeze is just right. I love spending time outside in the fall!

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    October 18, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Switch it up and try something new is very good advice 🙂 I love the inspiring feeling of a new season and always try to take advantage of the inspiration!!

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