If you are new to the magazine, Making the Most of Monday is a regular part of our features. Mondays signify one important thing, a fresh start. It's like a new years resolution at the start of every week.
Hopefully by Monday you've taken some off time during the weekend to rejuvenate, spend quality time with loved ones and friends, which makes Monday your chance to really get to work and make the most of your week.
Tell The Sky by irenesuchocki
I love fall, do you? Although, I will be missing summer when the first snowfall lands, I'm cherishing this autumn season. In October we celebrate Fall Harvest rather Halloween. For us it is a time to gather, comfort and pull one another closer. It is almost as if we are preparing like a bear would for winter. Some of you may not feel this way during the fall months as your climates don't allow you to do so, but I'm here to encourage you to enjoy fall's breath.
Falls breath is a time for cleaning, organizing and slowing down the pace. I enjoy fall cleaning just as much as spring cleaning. It prepares our home for the winter months ahead and restores a calming routine to life, rather the hustle and bustle of summer. If you're looking to prepare for winter, consider a book review that I posted here awhile ago. A Guide to Green Housekeeping by Christina Christina Strutt This is one of my favorite resources for fall cleaning.
Another way I slip into fall is with a brew of sweet apples, cinnamon, orange peel, cloves, cardamom pods and water. Fill a pot of water with apple slices from two apples, a peel from one to two oranges, two cinnamon sticks, 4-5 cloves and a crushed cardamom pod if you have one. Keep this mixture on a low simmer during the day or in the evening time, being sure to keep adding water as needed. The fragrance created from this natural air freshener will fill your home with a delightful calming effect.
As your making your way through the week, consider how you plan to inhale fall. Include your family in this seasonal change and prepare your home and heart for the warmth needed for winter. You'll be happy that you did.
xoxo - Gabreial