Days are getting shorter, nights are getting cooler, leavers are getting redder: fall is here! With the coming of fall comes chillier weather, and with that many things change – your mood, outfits, body and appetite.  The following are 5 things you can do to prepare for these changes.

The first thing you should do is reflect on the year so far. It’s already October meaning more than three-fourths of the year has passed. Take some time to think about what you have achieved so far and how many of your New Year’s resolutions you have resolved. Chances are the busy days and weeks have added up and you probably have not been able to cross many things off your list of goals. But there is still plenty of time for you to start doing the things you wanted to do. Start spending less time on the couch watching the clock tick away and spend more time with your friends or family doing things you’ve never done before. And don’t forget to take pictures because it is always important to document your memories and relive them in the future.

The next thing you should do is clean out your closet. Fall brings along cool, crisp wind, so it might be smart to start bundling up. Pack away your tank tops and shorts and pull out your hoodies and coats. In the process of doing so, try to set aside the clothes you don’t fit or don’t like anymore. You can then either choose to give them away to local clothes drives and donation boxes at school or you can find ways to sell them for some extra spending money. Either way, it’s always good to get rid of things you don’t need and make more closet space so you’ll be able to see all your belongings without having to dig through your closet.

By now, your Pinterest feed is probably flooding with pictures of fall interior ideas and DIY things you can do to give the warm and cozy feel to your home. One of the easiest ways to welcome fall into your room is probably with nicely scented candles. Plan a trip to Yankee Candle or Jo Malone to find a scent you like or maybe even try to make your own to get your most desired scent. There are many places in Korea such as Bangsan Market where you can find the ingredients to make candles and also soap and diffusers too. Some other things you can purchase to bring the fall vibe in your house are rugs, pumpkin-inspired decor and warm-tone throw pillows.

The sudden drop in temperatures may make you vulnerable to catching a cold or maybe even the flu. One big part you should never forget when preparing for fall is making sure your body is in the right condition to greet it. While it is always tempting to cuddle under you warm bed sheets, don’t forget to spend some time outside in the sun: Vitamin D is vital for a strong immune system. The next thing you should do is to include a saline wash into your morning or night routine; some recommended brands of saline nasal wash are NeilMed and NosePuri, two that can be found easily at pharmacies in soul. Saline wash is proven to reduce nasal infections: perfect for fighting any possible germs trying to give you a cold.  The last and most important thing is to get enough sleep. The start of the new school year must be stressful, but sleep is vital for relieving that stress. You should also always make sure to sleep with thick clothing because fall nights are can get very cold.

The last and final thing you should do is learn some fall recipes. With Thanksgiving as well as winter coming right around the corner, it might be good to get the hang of some recipes to show off during family or friend gatherings. Some ideas might be a warm stew, casserole or sweet desserts. Even if it isn’t something super fancy, you’re loved ones will still be very impressed and touched.

Now, write these five things down on your to-do list, start checking them off one-by-one, and in no time you’ll be ready for anything Fall may challenge you with!

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