- MAKE A GRATITUDE LIST
The autumnal equinox is a time of harvest. Make a list of everything you are thankful for as a way of reaping your inner harvest. Better yet, start a gratitude journal. Gratitude brings abundance.
If you don’t know where to begin, start with the food you have to eat and the roof over your head. It will flow naturally from there. May your inner harvest be bountiful!
- RESTORE BALANCE IN THE HOME
Because night and day are approximately the same lengths, the equinox is a great day to create equilibrium in the home. Restore balance by doing a fall deep cleaning. Get rid of anything that you no longer need to make space for inner abundance.
Next, use the power of rhythm and routines to help you get organized and provide a framework for your day. A daily rhythm can also increase productivity and assist you with time management.
We also like to establish seasonal routines that create a connection to the world we live in, and, add meaning to our family life. This is one of the many reasons that we like to celebrate the fall equinox. Children thrive on regular household rhythms and routines.
- MAKE FALL CRAFTS AND CREATE FALL ART
Make a fall craft, or, try a fall art project fun on the fall equinox, or any time this autumn, to celebrate the beautiful warm colors that this magical season brings.
- BEGIN SOMETHING NEW TO PREPARE FOR AN ABUNDANT (INNER & OUTER) HARVEST
The fall equinox is a great time of year to create goals or start a project.
Make a list of everything you’ve been wanting to do.
Pick your top three choices.
Make a plan to start one and go from there. Start with “How to Set SMART Goals”.
- VISIT A LOCAL FARM OR GO TO A HARVEST FESTIVAL
Head to a local farm, or your local farmers market, harvest food items to host your own feast to celebrate the arrival of fall.
Invite children to go on a field trip to a local farm for autumn.
- EAT A FALL HARVEST MEAL
Create a meal from local seasonal foods. Traditional autumn harvest foods include; corn, squash, zucchini, apples, pumpkins, etc.
Spend some time this season educating your children with farm to table experiences that they will remember for the rest of their lives. It’s the traditional things that we do with our families that create the most meaning in our lives.
How about inviting children to join you on a trip to the pumpkin patch, making homemade pumpkin puree, and pumpkin cranberry bread, or fresh pumpkin pie with it? Don’t worry, it’s a lot easier to make pumpkin puree than you think! Children also love to pick apples and make apple pie!
- ADD FALL DECOR TO YOUR HOME
Autumn decorations are fun to make on or after the fall equinox to add to your DIY home decor. Decorate your home with fall arts, and autumn crafts to welcome the season of fall.
- HAVE OR ATTEND A BONFIRE
A bonfire is a great way to celebrate the autumnal equinox. Dance, sing, beat drums, play music, and celebrate the fall. Please be safe and follow city or county laws and regulations. Don’t forget we have a lovely outdoor fire pit at Montclair Gardens Apartments in Montclair, NJ.
- MEDITATE AND/OR PRACTICE YOGA
Practice yoga or spend time meditating on the equinox, and dive deep into the spiritual meaning of autumn!
- READ BOOKS ABOUT AUTUMN AND THE FALL
Reading books about autumn aloud with your children is a great way to celebrate the fall season.
- GET OUTSIDE & CONNECT
Get outside and connect with what matters! Enjoy the colors of the changing leaves and the crisp, cool, autumn weather! It’s a great time of year to be outdoors!!