The temperatures are dropping, the colors are changing, and the sun is setting at a more convenient time for us to watch on our drive home from work. Fall’s crisp morning air gives us separation anxiety from our beds and pajamas on work days, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost in the pursuit of coziness this season. If you need inspiration to find and create cozy spaces around you this fall, you’re in luck. This might just be the coziest blog post you read all year!
#PursuitOfCoziness Tip 1: Light a Seasonal Candle
Nothing warms up a room like open flames and the smell of pumpkin spice! If your landlord doesn’t allow lit candles, leave the top open for a seasonal smell when you need some cozy vibes. Inhale autumn, exhale stress.
#PursuitOfCoziness Tip 2: Heat up Your Bed
These days, you can use electricity to heat your bed without doubling your carbon footprint. Heated mattress pads use even less energy than electric blankets, both of which may allow you to save energy this fall by turning down your thermostat. Most importantly, they keep you warm and cozy to the core.
#PursuitOfCoziness Tip 3: Identify Your Coziest Sweater
This one is just like it sounds; if you don’t already have that one cozy sweater that comes to mind, there’s a simple solution to your problem. Finding the perfect crewneck will make bonfires and bedtime so much better!
#PursuitOfCoziness Tip 4: Get that "Warm and Fuzzy" Feeling
You know that “warm and fuzzy” feeling your mom always talks about? These days, a great way to feel cozy from the inside out is by doing something that improves the lives of others! Set aside some time to catch up with friends you haven’t seen recently or go volunteer in your community.
#PursuitOfCoziness Tip 5: Take a Hot Shower
When you’re feeling chilled after a crisp fall evening picking pumpkins or watching a football game, warm back up with a steamy shower. Use a fall-scented body wash to heighten your sensual experience and wrap yourself up in a cozy towel on the way out!
#PursuitOfCoziness Tip 6: Cook Some Comfort Food
Whether you like to cook, bake, or order delivery, a little comfort food goes a long way. Bonus points if you make extra to share with your significant other, roommates, or coworkers!
#PursuitOfCoziness Tip 7: Bring a Blanket to Work
Why are you always the only one who thinks it’s cold in the office?! Why does everyone else threaten to turn the thermostat down in January? The world may never know, but if you’re outnumbered at work, you’ll want to throw your coziest blanket into a tote bag when you head to the office on freezing cold days.
#PursuitOfCoziness Tip 8: Netflix & Warmth
Netflix and chill? No, thank you! Did you know that Netflix offers three hour-long episodes in the Fireplace For Your Home series? You can choose to enjoy a crackling fire, a crackling fire with music, or a crackling fire with holiday music.
#PursuitOfCoziness Tip 9: Take In a Scarlet Sunset
The sun is setting earlier this time of year, which means that you don’t have to stay up late to catch a glimpse of beauty setting over the horizon. A quick Google search can let you know tonight’s exact sunset time in your area!
#PursuitOfCoziness Tip 10: Wear Fuzzy Socks (Everywhere)
You can wear boots whenever you want when it’s cold without anyone batting an eye, so why not use them to hide questionable fashion and wear fuzzy socks underneath?! I’ve found it to be the best way to combat the Sunday Scaries or stay warm on even the coldest game days at Lambeau Field.