Things To Enjoy In November That Will Make You Happy

November is here, and although the change in season can make days feel so much shorter, and nights feel so much longer, there is so much beauty in this season. We have put together a few ideas that may make you happy and lift your mood this November! It is so important to boost your mood during the winter months. Seasonal depression is a common result of the colder months, so focus on things you enjoy and prioritise your mental health.

1. Cosy Reading Sessions.

As the temperatures drop, there's nothing like snuggling up with a good book and a warm cup of tea. Create a reading area with soft blankets and pillows, and dive into a novel that transports you to different worlds. Whether it's a classic or a new bestseller, enjoy the words of your favourite author. If you struggle to set time aside to read, set a reading ritual. Establishing a ritual around your reading time signals to your brain that it's time to unwind. This could include brewing a cup of your favourite tea, lighting a scented candle, or listening to relaxing music. Consistency is key to building a relaxing reading routine. Another top tip for taking time to read, is to disconnect from electronic devices. The constant stream of notifications can make it difficult to fully immerse yourself in the pages of your chosen book.

2. Gratitude Journaling in 2024.

Take a moment each day to reflect on the things you're grateful for. Create a gratitude journal and jot down the small joys and blessings in your life. Practicing gratitude can foster a positive mindset and enhance your overall well-being. If you are looking for a new notebook to journal in, why don’t you check out The Nu: Craze Pastel Mindfulness Journal is a great option is you want templated pages to fill out each day. The internal pages are designed to help you plan your days and weeks, track your sleep, food and drink and your wellness goals. You can fill out the date yourself so you can start using this helpful planner any time of the year. Click here to shop this notebook, available in 2 colours.

3. Go For A Walk And Explore A New Area.

November provides a crisp atmosphere for outdoor activities. Explore local trails and parks, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the crunch of fallen leaves beneath your feet. Whether solo or with friends or family, nature walks are a wonderful way to stay active and connected with the environment. It is also a great way to boost your mood if you are struggling with the colder months. It is sometimes hard to get out the door and out of the comfort and warmth of our homes, but once you are out, you’ll feel so much better for it. And let’s not forget about getting that vitamin D that is essential for your health this winter!

4. Goal Setting This Winter 2024.

November marks the approach of the year-end, making it a great time to reflect on the past months and set goals for the coming year. Journaling, meditation, or a quiet evening of contemplation can help you gain clarity and perspective. Even if you don’t enjoy setting goals, reflecting on how far you have come since January can be very motivating. If 2023 has been a hard year, can you draw on things that you are proud of or how the events of the year have shaped who you are.

Happy November! Do things you love as we look towards the festive season!
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