Saying “No” in November: Embracing Self-Care, Family Time, and Relaxation
In a world that often glorifies constant busyness, November presents the perfect opportunity to embrace a different narrative.
This month, let’s challenge the norm and prioritize the self-care, family time, and genuine connection. Here’s how to gracefully say “no” this November, allowing space for what truly matters.
Step 1: Set Boundaries
Learn to set clear boundaries, both at work and in your personal life. Take a pause and ask yourself “does this activity align with my priorities?” or “do I really want to do this?”
Respect your time and energy, and others will too.
Step 2: Learn to Say “No” Gracefully
As social creatures, we have a desire to please others and to be looked upon favourably. This can lead to overcommitting and stretching yourself too thin out of a misplaced sense of obligation. Practice saying “no” gracefully and without guilt.
Remember: Saying “no” to one thing means saying “yes” to something more meaningful.
Step 3: Embrace JOMO
Swap FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) for JOMO (the Joy of Missing Out). Revel in the joy of spending your time YOUR way. Whether that be staying in, escaping to a tiny cabin in the woods, reading a book, or simply lounging with your loved ones. Realize that the most fulfilling moments often happen in the quiet moments.
Step 4: Prioritize Quality Time with Family or Friends
Spend quality time with your family or friends. Engage in meaningful conversations, cooking together, or outdoor activities. These moments create lasting bonds and beautiful memories, far more valuable than material possessions.
Cultivate gratitude for what you HAVE rather than what you’re told you need. Reflect on the blessings in your life, fostering contentment and reducing the urge to constantly chase after more.
Instead of participating in the commercial frenzy of the holiday season, maybe opt for DIY or experiential gifts. Handmade presents and heartfelt gestures convey love and care, embodying the true spirit of giving.
CABINSCAPE offers gift cards to provide your loved ones with the gift of adventure, or (if gifts are your thing) explore slow-fashion Canadian brands like Onderbroeks whose cabin-wear is featured throughout this article.
November is the ideal month to shift focus from the external demands of a bustling world to the internal needs of your well-being and relationships. By saying “no” to unnecessary obligations and embracing what matters to you, you pave the way for a more fulfilling, balanced life. This November, let your “no” be a powerful affirmation of your priorities, leading you toward a more meaningful and harmonious existence.
As the autumn leaves fall and the nights grow longer, there’s no better way to embrace the spirit of spooky season than with a cozy movie night in your tiny, off-grid cabin deep in the woods. Whether you’re seeking spine-tingling scares, eerie mysteries, or feel-good nostalgia, we’ve curated a list of the top spooky movies that are perfect for your fall escape!
Bring your device with pre-downloaded movies, snuggle up, dim the lights, and prepare for a cinematic adventure that will send shivers down your spine.
A perfect blend of horror and humor, “The Cabin in the Woods” takes the classic cabin retreat scenario and twists it into something entirely unexpected. This movie promises frights, surprises, and a fresh take on the horror genre.
A magical Halloween comedy film where three witches wreak havoc as they try to maintain their immortality by stealing the life force of children, leading to a hilarious and heartwarming adventure filled with spells, humour, and camaraderie.
A family-friendly adventure film where a group of teenagers discovers R.L. Stine’s manuscripts, unleashing the imaginative monsters from his books into the real world. Together, they must work with the reclusive author to capture the creatures and save their town!
Set in the eerie Black Hills Forest, this film follows a group of filmmakers investigating a local legend. Its raw, documentary-style approach creates a sense of realism that will make you question what’s lurking outside your own cabin door.
Enjoy a darkly comedic fantasy where a deceased couple employs a mischievous ghost named Beetlejuice to scare away the new inhabitants of their former home. Tim Burton film is a whimsical and visually inventive exploration of the afterlife, featuring memorable characters and supernatural shenanigans.
A cult classic musical-comedy where a newly engaged couple find themselves trapped in the mansion of the eccentric Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Amidst bizarre and outrageous events, they encounter a cast of peculiar characters and participate in a unique, glam-rock inspired tale of love, seduction, and acceptance.
Transport yourself to 1630s New England with this atmospheric horror film. “The Witch” follows a Puritan family encountering supernatural forces in the woods beyond their farm. Its eerie ambiance and chilling storyline make it a must-watch for those craving a genuine scare amidst the wilderness.
With the crisp air and the rustle of leaves as your soundtrack, these spooky movies will enhance the ambiance of your fall getaway in your tiny, off-grid cabin. So, book your cabin, dim the lights. and let these cinematic tales weave their magic in the heart of the woods.