I think my favorite part of fall is watching the leaves change over time, the coziness and spooky season!
According to a poll conducted by citizens voice, 60% of people chose fall as their favorite season, and I totally get why!
Fall is always a great time to explore nature and have fun with all the autumn festivals and activities. So, what’s on your bucket list this fall?
What is a fall bucket list?
A bucket list is usually a list of achievements and experiences a person wishes to accomplish over their lifetime.
But you can utilize a bucket list for more than just lifetime milestones and challenges to complete before life is over.
Seasonal bucket lists like a fall bucket list, helps you to create goals and things to look forward to during any given season in your life.
How to make a bucket list?
For this fall season, I decided to make a fall bucket list to help me embrace and find joy in the colder months.
So, how do you make a bucket list?
it’s pretty easy actually.
You can create a page in your journal or if you’re feeling crafty, you can make a poster with a checklist of all the things you want to see, do and accomplish.
If you’re like me your journal is like a second brain; full of thoughts ideas, stray doodles, poems, and situational emotions.
Creating a seasonal bucket list can help you to visualize and stick to your goals this season. Choose activities that give you a sense of pleasure, nostalgia, fun, and achievement.
Adding a page to your journal for your bucket list is also a nice way to liven it up with fall colors, images, and even a little vision board.
What’s on my fall bucket list?
Go to a local farmer’s market During this harvest season, I hope to take advantage of all the fresh produce and see any new vendors that may pop up this season. I always love visiting the farmer’s markets but during holiday seasons like the fall they can have a much different feel, and some new seasonal treats to try.
Clean and declutter We usually associate seasonal cleaning with the spring, but honestly, the beginning of each new season is a great time to go through your spaces and things to let go of what you no longer want or need.
Make apple cider & sparkling apple cider I have never made apple cider before, but I thought it’d be fun to pick my own apples and then make apple cider at home with them.
Pumpkin carving While carving pumpkins can get a little messy, It is so fun to get some pumpkins with your friends, put on a spooky playlist and carve some pumpkins to decorate the front of your home.
Restore & Reset I have personally been running myself ragged with everything I feel I have to accomplish. Especially with college, running this blog and my wellness brand, and my other day-to-day tasks I can easily feel like my free time slips away from me which can make it a little harder to take the time I need for myself so I can restore and rest.
I recently learned in Buddhist philosophy it is believed that “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
With that in mind, a goal I have for this fall season ( and hopefully will continue) is to spend at least 1-2 hours with myself nightly indulging in some sort of self-care that makes me feel restored and replenished from my day so I can reset and begin fresh the next day.
I’ve mentioned 5 things on my Fall bucket list, what are some things you want to do, see or accomplish with yours this fall?
If you’re still out of ideas on what to add to your fall bucket list to get you excited for this season check out this list I created :
40 bucket list ideas perfect for fall
With autumn upon us, it is the perfect season to start getting cozy and reflect on how’d you like to end this year!
Here are 40 things you can do to get in the ultimate fall spirit this season!
- Visit an apple orchard & go apple picking
- Donate old coats & blankets you no longer use to a charity in your community
- Plant fall Herbs & Vegetables in your garden
- Have a fall-inspired photoshoot
- Pumpkin carving
- Begin a meditative practice like meditation, yoga, or breathwork
- Cook more meals at home
- Try a new fall drink or mocktail
- Visit a local farmer’s market
- Try a new pumpkin recipe. like this pumpkin french toast!
- Prioritize your well-being & mental health
- Indulge in some self-care
- Take a spiritual bath
- Spruce up your space with a more fall-inspired or Halloween aesthetic
- Gather with friends for a spooky movie night
- Have a bonfire with friends (safely!)
- Take a day trip
- Visit a pumpkin patch
- Go star gazing
- Plan a short camping trip
- Make a list of things you are thankful for
- Host / plan a Friendsgiving with your friends
- Decorate your space to create a cozy fall vibe
- Make apple cider
- Visit a Maryland renaissance fair
- Make an autumn-inspired floral arrangement/ bouquet
- Grab a blanket and have lunch with some friends outside in a park where you can watch the autumn leaves
- Join a book club or read a book cozied up on the couch
- Do a content marathon (30 days of…)
- Explore cozy coffee shops
- Make an autumn or Halloween playlist
- Create/update your fall wardrobe
- Eat in-season produce
- Spend some time reflecting & journaling to evaluate and plan ahead
- Bake something yummy
- Go to a corn maze
- Make a fall vision board
- Create a full moon ritual
- Get some fall-inspired nails or nail art
Take a moment to really enjoy this fall!
It’s so easy to let our days become more of a list of tasks than a life we enjoy, but by living intentionally you can avoid burnout, create a life you’re excited to wake up to, live more presently and even cultivate healthier and happier relationships.
This fall is the perfect time to start living more intentionally by creating a bucket list of things you look forward to experiencing and accomplishing this season.
What Fall bucket list ideas resonated with you? Which ones will you be adding to your list this year?