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7 Ways To Treat Yo-Self This Fall

Even though it doesn’t really feel like fall here in Houston, I’m still going to use the new season as an excuse to treat myself. It’s been a rough year, especially the last few months with my dad being sick (who is now on a miraculous road to a full-recovery after a 1-Million Dollar hospital bill!), so I don’t feel bad for embracing the treat yo-self mentality. I’ve earned it, and you probably have too.

With that in mind and since we are heading into the holidays very soon, I think it’s time to destress and reprioritize a few things.

7 ways (and ideas) to treat yo-self this fall:

  1. Go for a hike. As the temperatures start to cool and leaves change colors, it’s time you became BFF’s with Mother Nature. Sadly, we don’t live in the beautiful Colorado Mountains, but there are still some beautiful Houston hikes (or just take a walk in an expensive neighborhood, which is one of my favorite depressing things to do!) worth taking. And guess what – hiking is usually free. Bonus for all us broke folks!
  2. Find a good book and cozy up. Whether or not you want to cuddle up in bed or go sit outside in a comfy chair or hammock (!!), it’s time you get lost in a good book. If you’re in need of a good book, I highly suggest you try the Book of the Month Club. I started it two months ago and am obsessed. Plus, I think reading is just really, really good for your brain and your soul.
  3. Get into football. Like really into football. During these fall
    Image: Shutterstock

    Image: Shutterstock

    months (also known as football season in my world), you shouldn’t feel guilty that your entire Sunday was spent on the couch. Especially if this is your amazingly comfortable couch.

  4. Get in the kitchen. Whether you’re the kind of person who wants to make spicy-chili during these chillier months or bake scary Rice Krispies treats, get in the kitchen. Even if you’re not an ace in the kitchen, it can be fun to unwind with a recipe, and even if it is a total #PinterestFail, you can always order pizza as a fall back. It’s a safe plan and one I’m not afraid to admit I’ve used a time or two. One of the reasons I love living in our new apartment at The Millennium Kirby is our massively huge (and open-space) kitchen. It has really helped me want to cook more. Speaking of Pinterest, follow me there.
  5. Or make a cocktail. I won’t judge you if your idea of making
    Fall-Inspired Cocktails (Image: Shutterstock)

    Fall-Inspired Cocktails (Image: Shutterstock)

    something in the kitchen is a fun fall cocktail. Just make sure you make two so we can share, ok? Oh, and go figure…BuzzFeed created a fun list of the fall cocktails you should be making.

  6. Go to the pumpkin patch or go apple picking. Clearly I’m a fan of being outdoors in these cooler months, but you really should spend this time wisely and treat yourself to something that can only be done in the fall months. I can pretty much promise that no matter how badly you want to carve a pumpkin in March, you’re going to be hard-pressed finding one. Not to mention, it’d be a fairly odd front porch decoration when it’s basically St. Patty’s Day, amiright? Full disclosure: I’ve never been apple picking before. It sounds kind of fun.
  7. Invest in fall-scented candles. I have to admit I have an unhealthy obsession with candles, but they really are worth the money and can easily put you into a good mood. Besides, who doesn’t want a delicious-smelling home?

*Notice how I didn’t say anything involving Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Oh wait…I just did.

Being able to invest in myself (including the above “treat yo-self” mantra) is just one reason I love living at the Millennium Kirby, and it doesn’t hurt I am so close to so many great Houston things to do, like being able to walk around Rice Village. I am starting to love my adopted hometown more and more everyday. [SPONSORED]