Having some time out over the Summer holidays has been very therapeutic when the never ending school routine took a backseat for a while. But we must admit the carefree Summer vibe we had carefully cultivated quickly unravelled in the chaos of back to school admin. Could we possibly be treading water already without stopping to enjoy the new beginnings? Chatting to Sophie Morris, our wellbeing and lifestyle coach, we managed to gain a whole new perspective and she is here to tell you how to get the most out of September.
Stop feeling like life is happening to you and get back in the driving seat
Why September is the Perfect Time for New Resolutions
Since childhood we have had it ingrained into us that September is back to school time, the beginning of a new year. This mentality continues into adulthood, particularly if we have school-aged children of our own. It feels like a fresh start – much more than January does. So don’t worry about the September blues: think new season, new start.
If you have been lucky enough to go on holiday or have had time off over the summer, returning to the everyday routine will give you a new perspective on life: what’s working and what’s not so much. You may already have stepped into September with a new determination to tackle the clutter, to get fit or to make more time for yourself.
But how can you harness this fresh perspective?
Start by asking yourself what would you like to change. Where would you like to be in 3, 6 or 12 months? What do you need to do to get there? Making a realistic, achievable plan, broken down into easy steps is the key to moving forward. Saying you are going to do something is far easier than actually doing it. Regular coaching sessions will make you accountable and get you closer to achieving your goals: keeping you on track, understanding any obstacles getting in the way and re-evaluating your goals as you go – to make sure they really are what you want.
So, for those of you looking to make changes to your life, September is the perfect time. There is far less pressure on keeping resolutions than in January. And you’ve given yourself a head-start: you’ll already be three months into achieving your goals and creating new positive habits by the time January 1st comes around. Sound good?
This September have a seasonal MOT of where you are and where you would like to be. Stop feeling like life is happening to you and get back in the driving seat.
Happy New (school) Year!
Contact Sophie Morris to find out how coaching can help you make the most of the rest of the year. Sessions can take place in person, via Skype or over the phone. www.essentialfocuscoaching.com or email Sophie@essentialfocuscoaching.com