We all associate the beginning of September with the end of summer. So what better time to start fresh than now, when the season is changing and everyone’s spirits are shifting, getting ready for new energy and change of scenery? Here’s the thing, you don’t have to wait till the new year to make big changes or start new habits. So go ahead and make this September your best month yet!
I mean intentionally taking time to yourself in order to feel peace and to recharge. By making this a daily practice, we are able to be more in tune with ourselves. Self-care is defined as: “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health”. So making yourself a daily priority will be beneficial in the long run! But hey, make some time this month for the extra level of self-care as well, you deserve it!
Instead of setting goals about where you want to be, think of the kind of person you want to be. By doing so you’re able to identify the habits needed to create to become that person. This is a concept I learned from a book called “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. He expresses that basically, life is a series of small actions and routines, and by recognizing them and changing them, we begin to make long-lasting changes. There’s no need to start big because at the end of the day the biggest challenges are solved by a collection of the smallest changes!
Think, speak, and act positively
Following this Idea of habit making, make it a habit to think, speak, and act positively. If you follow me on Instagram then you may have noticed that my content is positive. I not only want to share positivity but need a constant reminder to be positive. I’ve made positive talk and action a big part of my life by taking every chance I get to be positive. For more tips on how to be positive, check out this podcast episode.
You don’t have to do it all at once, but pick areas in your life that normally stress you out, and figure out what about that stuff brings you stress. By writing this down you may find that your stress is brought on by things you can easily get rid of. The whole point of this portion is to declutter your mental and physical space. Get rid of things that don’t fulfill you and streamline those that are important/necessary!