the slow fall bucket list

the slow fall bucket list

Fall has always been my New Year.

It's probably from my many years of teaching preschool. Fall always meant that fresh, back-to-school, new year energy (in that case, total chaos. But fresh chaos!). Summer moves quickly and it's gone before we know it, but fall tends to move at a slower pace.

Why a "slow" fall bucket list?

I love the concept of slow living. I deal with a lot of anxiety which means my brain tends to move way too fast and I'm always looking for ways to slow it down. Slowness brings calmness, and usually a sense of mindfulness too. 

Bucket lists are a little cheesy, sure, but they're also a really great way to savour each season before it passes us by. Some tasks involve a little day trip or event, but most are just a small moment of pleasure that can fit into an otherwise busy day.

You can download my list below, or you can choose the blank version and fill yours with simple fall ideas to kickstart the coziest season.


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For the blank version, click here.

The Slow Fall Bucket List

  • Thrift a new sweater
  • Be basic: get a pumpkin spice latte
  • Carve a pumpkin, toast the seeds
  • Bake cinnamon rolls from scratch
  • Make a fall playlist
  • Decorate your porch or mantle for fall
  • Watch a scary movie in the dark
  • Bake a pie
  • Make a fall cocktail and give it a fun name
  • Try a fall diy craft
  • Make a cozy fall soup
  • Go for a trail walk when the leaves have turned
  • Dress up for halloween (even if you think it’s dumb)
  • Clean your closet and donate warm clothes
  • Visit a pumpkin patch or apple orchard
  • Buy a new fall candle from a local maker
  • Have a bonfire, roast marshmallows
  • Trick or treat
  • Take photos of family or friends in the leaves
  • Give yourself a fall manicure

Enjoy your slow fall...savour it while it lasts!

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