Relax and unwind with these autumn wellbeing rituals

Thursday 12th November, 2020

As the weather changes and the nights draw in it’s a great opportunity to dedicate some time to adopt new self-care rituals to see you through the winter months.

Yoga classes and meditation

Help keep yourself grounded and calm by trying some online yoga or relaxation classes. It’s a great way to start your day off or wind down to ensure you get a fantastic night’s sleep.

Renfrewshire Leisure Yoga with Mags

Renfrewshire Leisure – freestyle fitness yoga

Guided Meditation


Pamper yourself

Creating your own little spa treatments in the comfort of your own home is a great way to unwind and look after yourself this season.

Renfrewshire Leisure’s EVE Spa has created this short, easy to follow video on how you can create a spa experience at home with their homemade lemon hand scrub. All you need is olive or coconut oil, sugar, honey, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

There are loads of ways to create luxury spa experiences at home without breaking the bank. Here are some more ideas.

Make your home cosy

Creating a cosy winter atmosphere in your home is all about mood lighting and layering; cosy corners and sofa dens. It’s getting snuggled up under blankets and warming your toes with some cosy fluffy slippers.

Here are some top tips on how to create your own little Hygge home haven:

Low level lighting and candles

Lighting levels are key to creating a cosy atmosphere. Opt for muted lamp lighting instead of bright overhead lights. Candle lit spaces are a great way to transform the feel of your rooms so why not light your favourite scented candle or fake it with some LED alternatives to help create the perfect relaxing space.

A little bit of texture

You don’t need to break the bank to create that cosy feeling in your living spaces – you probably already have everything you need already.

The key to a achieving that in-house sanctuary is texture. Look out your chunkiest blankets to drape over sofas and armchairs and play about with throw pillows to create inviting spaces to relax.

Autumn blooms

Here at we love the beautiful autumn colours and don’t think you need a special occasion to bring some flowers into your home. So why not bring a little bit of the outdoors indoors with some lovely autumn blooms?

There are some fantastic floral arrangements available at florists throughout Renfrewshire. Here are just a few.

If you fancy getting out and about in your local area you could even keep an eye our for some of those lovely autumn colours and do a little floral foraging.

Take up a new hobby

With the colder weather setting and everyone spending more time indoors it’s the perfect time to take up a new hobby.


If you fancy getting crafty then ReMode has some great resources to help you on your way. From ‘how to’ videos and mending workshops to Zoom sewing sessions there are plenty of activities for you to try. Find them here.

There are also lots of online tutorials to help you learn a new skill. Whether you would like to learn to knit, patchwork quilt or draw there are plenty of activities to choose from.



Curl up with a good book

Moody autumn evenings are a great time to settle down and enjoy a good book. Whether you have a host of unread titles in your home or are looking for some online inspiration here are some ways to disappear into the pages of a book this autumn season.

Join an online bookclub

Renfrewshire Leisure is part of the Big Library Read which connects readers around the world with the same book at the same time and encourages you to join the book discussion or share your thoughts on social using #biglibraryread.

You can checkout the books online or listen to the audiobook if you’d prefer.

You can find out more information about the Big Library Read here.

Digital library

Renfrewshire Leisure Libraries have also made a large number of their titles available via Ebook and audiobook for members to access.

Explore the new collection for autumn/winter 2020 here.

If you’re not yet a member you can also join online as well.

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