It’d sound tacky to say this, however selecting a theme for every season of the yr has modified my life.
My summer season theme was “vibrant woman summer season” a derivative from the “scorching woman summer season” phenomenon.
For me, this meant that I used to be feeling alive that summer season – doing a number of enjoyable and new issues, and residing on goal.
I made a decision to go all in. I created a playlist, determined to solely learn books that felt like they match the “vibrant woman summer season” power, watched upbeat exhibits, painted my nails vibrant colours, and created a enjoyable bucket listing.
Whereas I didn’t verify off each single factor, the summer season was precisely what I wished it to be, and I really feel like that’s as a result of I went in with the theme. I cultivated the vibe I wished to expertise, if you’ll.
As fall is now approaching, I’m serious about my subsequent theme.
I’m not fairly able to go full cozy mode; I nonetheless need a number of adventures. So, I’ve had to consider what I would like that to appear and feel like.
My life theme for Autumn
I’m going with “really feel good fall” as a strategy to discover various things like what make-up fashion makes me really feel good, taking part in with my wardrobe, and watching exhibits and flicks that depart me feeling good, and so forth.
I used to be initially going for a darker theme, which we speak about in an upcoming episode of Playground To Function, a podcast with my childhood bestie about including extra play into your on a regular basis.
In the end, I made a decision I used to be craving a little bit of an extension to summer season. That is in complete distinction to what my co-host Nina is doing (an excellent distinctive theme!), which is a enjoyable factor we’ll preserve you up to date on as we discover these themes. I’ll preserve hers a shock, so that you’ll must tune in!
Life themes have helped me so as to add extra intention to a time period – and permit myself to determine what I would like it to really feel like forward of time.
As a lot as we will’t predict features of our lives, we will go in with a goal, in order that we’re not left with a “wow, that simply flew by!” feeling. As an alternative, I’ve been extra current and gotten a little bit out of my consolation zone.
How you can choose your seasonal theme
What sort of vibe do you need to expertise? What do you need to add extra of to your life?
I additionally like to think about the literal seasonal change. In summer season, you’re doubtless going to be open air extra, possibly you’ll be taking trip time, and it could be a slower work season. Within the winter, it could be extra at-home time, celebrating holidays.
Issue that into your life theme alternative.
Seasonal life theme examples
Nina (my co-host on Playground to Function) had a theme for the summer season season which was “Nina’s Summer time of Journey and Magic.”
For her, this meant studying a number of fantasy magical-themed novels, happening a number of journeys, attending a whimsical tea occasion, catching epic sunsets, late evening exploring in Las Vegas, scavenger hunt in New Orleans, and having fun with spooky locations.
Listed below are another concepts:
- Gentle Woman Autumn
- Cottagecore Aesthetic
- Cozy Fall Vibes
- Parisian Aesthetic
- Self Care
- Coastal Grandmother
- Ease and circulation
- Aesthetic autumn
- Centered fall
- Moody and mysterious (my authentic theme for fall)
- Again to the fundamentals
- Artful & Inventive
For those who can’t inform, I really like a little bit alliteration second. There are actually no guidelines for what your theme may be, and what you need it to appear like through the season.
For gentle woman autumn, you can deal with cooking meals slowly (like gradual cooker meals), engaged on long-term tasks, shopping for a disposable digicam, and getting pictures developed as an alternative of immediately snapping them in your cellphone.
For a Parisian aesthetic, you can purchase a couple of Parisian-inspired outfits for the season, watch French motion pictures, make some pastries, create a playlist of French music, and so forth.
For “Again to the Fundamentals,” you can simplify all the pieces in your life. You could possibly plan to wash out your closet, discover some “staples” to your wardrobe, have extra time offline, and so forth.
Issues to do to plan for a brand new season’s theme
Determine what it seems to be like to your way of life
I take advantage of my theme to encourage my fashion, actions that I need to do, what I watch, take heed to, and browse. I solely use the theme for what feels enjoyable or fascinating, however I take advantage of it as a information for what I would like the general temper or vibe to be for the season.
Create a playlist
I really like beginning off with a playlist to characterize the theme. You could possibly discover one on Spotify, or craft your personal. Clearly, I’ll take heed to different music throughout this time as nicely, but it surely’s enjoyable to have one solely devoted to the vibe.
Create a temper board
My imaginative and prescient board on Pinterest consists of each what I need to do and expertise, in addition to how I need to really feel. It’s a enjoyable strategy to get extra readability on what you need to put on and what you need to expertise. You could possibly additionally create a shade palette!
I like choosing a theme that’s broad sufficient to maintain you going for a three-month time interval. That means, the theme continues to really feel enjoyable and like I can do rather a lot inside it.
Create a themed bucket listing
I really like creating a listing of the actions I need to do inside my metropolis. Plus, any travels I’m already planning on. It’s enjoyable if you pair a visit along with your theme as a information for what actions you need to do. I discover that I’ve been way more intentional about getting mates along with my bucket listing. I crossed off 13 issues from my final listing!
You could possibly additionally create some targets round your themes too if you wish to make it really feel extra productive! In a means, my bucket listing additionally doubles because the “enjoyable targets” I need to make occur.
So what do you suppose? Will you begin creating seasonal themes to your life? Have you ever already been doing this? Inform us what you’re going to plan for the following season!