Now that Labor Day has come and gone signaling the unofficial end of summer, many of us are back into the full swing of school, work and schedule cramming. This time of year brings less sunlight, colder temps and can make balancing everything seem a bit overwhelming and can leave a lot of people feeling less motivated. The good news? September is filled with events and awareness to help us power through this transitional month and kick-start productive season.
National Self-Improvement Month
Why wait until New Year’s to start something better for yourself? September is your chance to start brainstorming some resolutions and get back on track for achieving your goals. The problem with a New Year’s resolution is that it can often be vague and the goals are not clearly defined. One acronym to keep in your head for any type of goal, not just self-improvement, is S.M.A.R.T (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound). Having this in mind helps us keep momentum. So next time instead of having ‘lose weight’ as your goal, try ‘I will burn 1,000 calories through exercise by the end of this week.’ This way you can build off smaller goals, stay organized, and having clear steps makes it easier to keep track of how you’re doing.
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