September, being the start of a new season, is often considered a month of transition. It’s good time to focus on self-Improvement by making changes to enhance your emotional, physical, and financial health.
Here are some suggestions for Self-Improvement Month:
Eat better. Have you ever heard “you are what you eat.”? Truth is, without moderation, eating unhealthy foods like fast food and sweets can leave you feeling tired and sluggish and can potentially lead to health problems. A healthy diet can give you the energy boost you need.
Make more time for yourself. Try to carve out some time in your busy schedule to relax and do the things you like to do, such as going for walks, runs or bike rides, joining a virtual book club, or watching a favorite TV show or movie. Investing time to relax is like putting money in the bank for your future wellbeing.
Unplug. Technology is invaluable in helping us stay on top of our work and responsibilities and the latest news. But, it can also keep us from truly relaxing. Make it a point to turn off your computer or phone every day at a certain time to connect in person with your loved ones.
Save more. If there’s anything the economic challenges of the past few months have taught us, it’s about the importance of saving money. Start setting aside a portion of your pay for emergency savings*. Have the funds automatically deposited to a savings account you can’t easily access. Saving just a few dollars each pay period can lead to good savings habits for the future.
Take some time to figure out what you would like to improve on and then plan specific steps to help you accomplish your goals. You’ll discover that change really can do you good.