Seeking Comfort

The fall season is loved by many people including myself. Fall is my absolute favorite for many reasons including the beautiful changing leaves, the crisp autumn air, the stillness of nature, and the cozy feeling that it elicits.

Fall is just a beautiful season to enjoy all around and this lovely season invites us to start looking inward and building warmth.

From Birth

Ever since we were born, we were in need of comfort. We needed the warm embrace of our caregivers, and we needed love. It’s human nature to seek all things that bring us comfort. Possibly it takes us back to when we were young and gives us a sense of security and peace.

As we get older, our need for comfort doesn’t go away. Sometimes people will go to great lengths to feel safe and content. No matter our age, we all love the feeling of being cozy.

Imagine This

Close your eyes for a moment and picture yourself in your bed wrapped in blankets, feel the warmth and softness of your bed and how it keeps you warm. Next, imagine yourself sitting on the couch with a warm cup of tea or coffee, curled up with a blanket, and watching your favorite movie.

Now picture yourself in a big sweater, you feel the warmth and coziness, and the sweater makes you feel safe and protected. We can’t forget about comfort food, something that we turn to when we are stressed, or need a little mood booster.

Human Nature

As human beings, we try very hard to avoid anything that causes us pain and suffering, we will go to great lengths to have our needs met and to feel safe and loved.

We are bound to feel the positive effects of cultivating coziness and comfort in our lives! Try taking a hot bath, embracing a loved one, or cozying up next to a window while watching the rain fall. Notice what a mood booster this is!

Familiar

We tend to seek out and desire what is familiar and safe to us. Of course an adventure, or spontaneity is nice every now and then, but for most of us, we are fond of the safe and familiar.

What keeps us tied to the safe and the known? Maybe it’s our love of things that make us feel whole, loved, comforted, maybe it’s fear of the unknown. Whatever it may be, take time to enjoy the familiar things in life, they will lift your spirits especially during the times we live in now. Surround yourself with people and places that feel like home!