It is September! With Labour Day coming up this Monday, we will officially enter Fall.
For students Fall marks the start of a new year.
However, for those of us who have not been to school in a while, this time of year still carries the essence of a new beginning. From TV to sports seasons, fashion and even finance, the Fall brings about a fresh start. Establishing goals is a key part of setting yourself up for success for the coming months. Here are some ways in which you can set goals to ensure you are stepping into the new season on the right foot.
Goal to Become Healthier
Summer is a time to kick back and relax. Let’s face it, we’ve all been on vacation mode for the past few months, as have our bodies. With the summer holidays and barbeques finally winding down, this is the perfect time to start focusing on fitness. As the weather starts to get colder, going outside for those long walks or jogs might be so feasible. Exploring indoor activities such as yoga, fitness dancing or even going up and down the stairs can help you achieve your fitness goals.
Goal to Grow as an Individual
A part of Fall is also coming to the realization that you are about to enter the last stretch of the calendar year. Instead of looking back at the months that have passed, instead look forward to what is still left. It is never too late to set goals for yourself and think about how to level up into a better version of yourself. Hit the stationery shop, get yourself a bullet journal and get personal. How do you feel? What do you want to achieve? What do you want to improve? Ask yourself questions and make plans to get to the answer.
Goal to Focus on Mental Health
Springing back into a full schedule on the legs of the summer holidays can be stressful. For those starting new jobs or school programs in new cities or countries, the transition to different places can be filled with uncertainties. In these cases, it is important to pay attention to mental health.
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Goal to Advance in Career
We spend close to 1/3 of our lives at work. Understanding what you want out of your job and career can help you set goals to achieve success. Ask yourself where you want to be in the short term and long term. Define career goals based on what success at work means to you. For some people it may be ambition to climb the leadership ladder, for others it may be positive contribution and easy work-life balance. Setting specific and time oriented goals will yield the most progress.
These are just some of the ways you can incorporate goal setting to achieve positive results in the new season. Self growth and improvement is a journey and the first goal should just be to start!
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