Do you remember that September feeling from when you were younger? A lovely long summer behind you and a mix of excitement to see all your friends mixed with nerves and dread in some cases.
New uniform, new stationery, new bag and a feeling of a fresh start.
I don’t know if it’s just since having kids at school but I love September. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved our summer and it’s such a special time we get as a family. With my girls 12 and 9 I know the summer holidays to come will pass by in the blink of an eye.
However, I’m looking forward to routine, seeing what adventures each of the girls will have this year and for me an incredibly exciting year ahead growing and developing the Menopause Club.
As I’ve started preparing and planning for work and family for this academic year, it got me think about resolutions. I’ve talked about goal-setting before but is September actually a better time of year to set those New Year resolutions?
For me, I feel it is and here’s why:
- I feel refreshed – often in January we’re all pretty wiped out. Christmas can be manic and emotional, especially if you’re menopausal.
- I feel like I can still remember my holiday and not desperate for the next one (at least not yet!)
- It’s not too dark so I feel motivated to get outside
- The weather is normally quite good
- There’s no pressure – New Year can bring a pressure to set resolutions which you then beat yourself up for not achieving
- There’s still so much of this year to go – why wait until January?
I like to imagine how I will feel at Christmas when I’ve achieved certain things I’ve set in September.
Remember goals don’t have to be huge and can be fun. One of mine I’ve set before Christmas is to be able to do full push-ups.
If you do have a really big goal you want to focus on don’t wait until the new year. Write down your goal somewhere you can see it every day to remind you why you’re doing things. But then break it down, what are you going to achieve this month or by Christmas that will take you closer to your goal.
Happy New September!