4 Ways to Handle the Fall Change in Weather
Now that we’re officially into Autumn, say goodbye to balmy nights and downright sweltering days (unless you live in Arizona). As the weather changes, people are breaking out their sweaters for the mornings and evenings, hence the popular term “sweater weather”, but keeping their shorts and sunglasses not too far from reach for the gorgeous afternoons. But the change in weather can be tricky in the Fall; sometimes you don’t know what to expect the weather to be like from day to day. Here’s 5 ways to help you handle the fall change in weather.
1. Don’t Get Sick
The begging of fall is right around when a lot people get a cold, because the weather is so unpredictable it’s hard to dress for. Always carry around a light jacket. Even if it isn’t thick enough to completely insulate you, it’ll help break up the wind, which is one of the contributors to catching a cold.
2. Do Adjust Your Thermostat
There’s no longer need to blast AC at all hours of the day anymore. Heck, some days you don’t need any heat or air conditioning on at all. Bonus: adjusting your thermostat this time of year can save you some money. Just set your thermostat 10-15 degrees cooler for eight hours at a time (maybe while you’re at work?) and you’ll save around 15% a month on heating/cooling.
3. Get Your Mind Right
For some, the end of Summer might as well mean hibernation time. For others, they prefer the cooler weather of Fall, along with the leaves and the promise of Halloween candy and Thanksgiving turkey in the coming months. Still, depressions is common during this time of year. If it’s something that may affect you, try to prepare for it by spending more time with loved ones or doing a specific activity you enjoy more often.
4. Get More Sun
This is easier said than done, as a lot of us rise before the sun and get out after it’s already gone down. If you spend majority of your workdays indoors, take more frequent breaks to get out and soak up some rays (not to mention vitamin D). Not getting enough sun has been associated with greater daytime drowsiness, and an imbalance in your body’s melatonin release.
Following these 4 tips should help you be better prepared for the Fall change in weather. Got any routines you get into specifically for the Fall? Tell us in the comments.