While January and its ‘new year, new me’ adage is the obvious time to initiate change, it can be a challenging period to stick to good habits: nights are dark and cold, we crave comfort food and the calendar feels empty after a flurry of festivities.
Instead, September – and its accompanying back-to-school feeling – brings evenings warm and bright enough for outdoor exercise, an abundance of seasonal produce to enjoy and plenty of things to look forward to – such as Bonfire Night and Christmas. From daily routines to home updates, these ideas will provide a fresh dose of inspiration.
A refresh for you
With four months remaining of 2017, embrace a healthier mindset and reap the new inspiration a little time off over Summer has brought. Here are five ways to go back to old routines feeling fresh and motivated.
Tip 1: Re-embrace your fitness regime – join a class, go for a gentle swim or try a new yoga video online. Our loungewear provides the perfect low-key luxury to cool down in after exercise.
Tip 3: Perfect some seasonal recipes, using blackberries, rhubarb, squash and courgettes, to nourish you from the inside and get you out of your work-lunch rut. We love this Squash, red lentil and coconut recipe from Hemsley + Hemsley.
Tip 4: With the holiday-season over, a return to work deserves a new dress code. Our Stretch Crepe Dress and Oxford Flannel Slim Leg Trousers make beautiful work staples you’ll love putting on in the morning, and is any Autumn complete without a new-season coat? Try our Midi Trench Coat for instant city chic.
Tip 5: With the onset of Autumn comes colder weather. Prep your skin using our useful guide.
A refresh for your home
Relish the opportunity to start snuggling up at home instead of escaping outdoors. Here are five tips for an Autumn sanctuary:
Tip 2: Layer knitted throws and cushions over your furniture, ready to be cosied up in – film on, warm cup of tea to hand.
Tip 3: Re-organise your home office with our boxes, drawers and other storage solutions – a clutter-free desk will set you on track for a productive return to work.
Tip 4: Update your bed linen – swap light, cotton pieces for cosier alternatives, such as our cotton-cashmere blend – and keep a chunky throw on the bottom of the bed.
A refresh for your little ones
Going back to school doesn’t have to mean the fun is over. Make the return of homework, uniform and early starts an easier transition with fun ways to spend precious downtime.
Tip 1: Give them new pyjamas the day before they start school – it’s a night they need to sleep extra-well.
Tip 2: Mix up tired lunchbox fare with a baking session to cook up delicious (healthy) treats they’ll look forward to each day.
Tip 3: Give them a bedroom update with gorgeous soft bedding and accessories – they’ll be spending lots of time there doing homework.
Tip 4: Our range of cuddly soft toys will provide a comforting friend for little ones starting nursery or school for the first time.
Tip 5: Go for a bracing evening walk as a family – after being in the classroom all day, they’ll need to let off steam (and it’ll ensure they get those precious hours of sleep).
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