It would sound tacky to say this, however selecting a theme for every season of the 12 months 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 numerous enjoyable and new issues, and residing on function.
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 checklist.
Whereas I didn’t verify off each single factor, the summer season was precisely what I needed 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 needed to expertise, if you’ll.
As fall is now approaching, I’m occupied with my subsequent theme.
I’m not fairly able to go full cozy mode; I nonetheless need numerous adventures. So, I’ve had to consider what I need that to feel and look like.
My life theme for Autumn
I’m going with “really feel good fall” as a technique 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 go away 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 Goal, 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 need it to really feel like forward of time.
As a lot as we are able to’t predict elements of our lives, we are able to go in with a function, in order that we’re not left with a “wow, that simply flew by!” feeling. As a substitute, I’ve been extra current and gotten slightly out of my consolation zone.
Easy methods to 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 probably going to be open air extra, perhaps 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 Goal) had a theme for the summer season season which was “Nina’s Summer time of Journey and Magic.”
For her, this meant studying numerous fantasy magical-themed novels, occurring numerous journeys, attending a whimsical tea social gathering, catching epic sunsets, late evening exploring in Las Vegas, scavenger hunt in New Orleans, and having fun with spooky locations.
Listed here are another concepts:
- Smooth Lady Autumn
- Cottagecore Aesthetic
- Cozy Fall Vibes
- Parisian Aesthetic
- Self Care
- Coastal Grandmother
- Ease and stream
- Aesthetic autumn
- Centered fall
- Moody and mysterious (my unique theme for fall)
- Again to the fundamentals
- Artful & Inventive
For those who can’t inform, I like slightly alliteration second. There are actually no guidelines for what your theme will be, and what you need it to appear to be through the season.
For mushy woman autumn, you might give attention to cooking meals slowly (like sluggish cooker meals), engaged on long-term initiatives, shopping for a disposable digital camera, and getting pictures developed as a substitute of immediately snapping them in your cellphone.
For a Parisian aesthetic, you might purchase just a few 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 might simplify all the things in your life. You can plan to wash out your closet, discover some “staples” on your wardrobe, have extra time offline, and so forth.
Issues to do to plan for a brand new season’s theme
Determine what it appears to be like like on your life-style
I exploit my theme to encourage my fashion, actions that I need to do, what I watch, hearken to, and browse. I solely use the theme for what feels enjoyable or fascinating, however I exploit it as a information for what I need the general temper or vibe to be for the season.
Create a playlist
I like beginning off with a playlist to characterize the theme. You can discover one on Spotify, or craft your personal. Clearly, I’ll hearken to different music throughout this time as nicely, nevertheless it’s enjoyable to have one solely devoted to the vibe.
Create a temper board
My imaginative and prescient board on Pinterest contains each what I need to do and expertise, in addition to how I need to really feel. It’s a enjoyable technique to get extra readability on what you need to put on and what you need to expertise. You can additionally create a shade palette!
I like selecting a theme that’s broad sufficient to maintain you going for a three-month time interval. That approach, the theme continues to really feel enjoyable and like I can do so much inside it.
Create a themed bucket checklist
I like creating an inventory of the actions I need to do inside my metropolis. Plus, any travels I’m already planning on. It’s enjoyable whenever you pair a visit together with your theme as a information for what actions you need to do. I discover that I’ve been far more intentional about getting associates along with my bucket checklist. I crossed off 13 issues from my final checklist!
You can additionally create some objectives round your themes too if you wish to make it really feel extra productive! In a approach, my bucket checklist additionally doubles because the “enjoyable objectives” I need to make occur.
So what do you assume? Will you begin creating seasonal themes on your life? Have you ever already been doing this? Inform us what you’re going to plan for the subsequent season!