Why September Is The New January

Now, in late summer, it feels like a strange limbo. We set goals in the new year but so many of them have been forgotten. Our self care routines and healthy habits have been forgotten throughout the year.

Typically people see January as a fresh start. January is a time for setting goals and reassessing our lives. But I would say that September is a great time for that too.

September is the start of the academic year. Young people are gathering their stationery, readying their uniforms, and organising their planners. Even if you aren’t in education, you can’t help but get swept up in the fresh start of it all.

The back-to-school feeling that comes with September offers us a new opportunity to slow down and reassess. We can work out what got lost along the way and change whatever we need to.

Setting goals in September is a whole different thing. You know that you only have four months left until the year is over so you don’t have too much time before you start the new year and wonder what you did all of this one.

Luckily for us, September still has longer days with plenty of sun for us to enjoy. With the longer days, we have more time to live our lives purposefully and work on our goals. We get to enjoy the sunshine while reading or walking around the local park. This is the main difference for me when it comes to setting goals in September instead of (or as well as) January.

Days in January are short and dark. The night arrives too quickly and we find ourselves living more of the hygge lifestyle. But September days are longer and warmer. There’s more time in the days. Use this time to work on yourself and your goals.

September is the perfect time to work on you. Take some time to reflect and see how you’re feeling. If you’re burned out, then try to see if you can slow down or take a break. If you have goals or tasks that you want to complete, then take some small steps towards the end goal.

September is a new start and it’s time for you to work on making yourself happy.

No matter how your year has been so far, September is the perfect time to take a step back and a deep breath. You don’t need to wait until January to start again. September is the new January.

18 Quotes That Make Me Feel Excited To Be Alive

Life can be hard sometimes but I’m a firm believer that if you appreciate the smaller moments then you’ll find a lot more beauty in life.

Even though some days can be a challenge, it’s always worth trying to make yourself feel happy and excited to face the day. One way that you can do that is by reading quotes that inspire you to live your best life.

Since I have some quotes on my phone that I can look back on whenever I need to feel uplifted, I figured I would share those quotes here too so they can maybe help someone else too.

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14 Simple Life-Changing Habits To Apply To Your Life

Whether we realise it or not, some of our daily habits can hold us back in life. I’m not trying to say that everything you do needs to help you better yourself. Sometimes we do things just because we want to and that’s okay. However, it’s always good to incorporate some new daily habits into your life.

Here’re some daily habits that you could incorporate into your life to make your life happier and more productive..

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How To Do A Personal Mid-Year Review

As we near the second half of 2021, it’s a great time to evaluate your habits and do a personal mid-year review. Are you on track to reach your goals? Are you being the best version of yourself? Is there anything you can do better?

You might be in a position with work or education where someone else will conduct a mid-year review for you. Whether you’re in this position or not, it’s always a good idea to review your year by yourself. You may see things that others can’t.

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Dating Advice I Wish Someone Gave Me

As a single woman who has been through quite a few failed relationships, I feel like there’s quite a lot of things I’ve learned now that I wish someone would have told me when I first started dating.

Back in June, I shared a post with you all where I explained that I was going through a break up. Since then I have been in and out of the dating scene and it just made me realise a few things that I felt like I should share.

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My Autumn Bucket List 2020

Summer has been a pretty odd experience this year so I’m glad that it’s finally coming to an end. Although, I would say that about summer any year because I just really don’t like the heat too much.

I’ve always been a bigger fan of the colder weather so naturally I prefer Autumn and Winter over Summer. Autumn has just always warmed my heart. It makes me think of fresh starts and beautiful aesthetics.

Whenever it starts to feel a little bit cooler, I start to look forward to movie nights under a blanket with a hot chocolate and marshmallows.

But anyway, since Autumn is here and has been for about a week now, I figured I would share my 2020 Autumn bucket list with you all…

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Mini Goals That I’m Setting For August

August is here. I have mixed feelings about the new month but it’s here and there’s nothing that can be done to change it.

Last month, I shared my July goals with you all so I figured that it might be good for me to try that agin this month. So, here are my goals for August.

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How To Be More Productive On A Sunday

I remember when I used to have school or college on a Monday morning. It would make Sunday a very terrible day. It was usually the day that was spent catching up on work or getting ready for the next day.

Now that I’m an adult and no longer have homework to rush on a Sunday evening, I feel like I’m letting my Sundays go to waste. I just sit around and watch tv when I should be planning my week ahead or being a little bit more productive.

That’s why I’m deciding from this point on, Sundays will now be a day of productivity for me.

So, here are some ideas on how to be more productive on a Sunday..

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Self Care Ideas For A Bad Mental Health Day

Self care is important all the time can it can be difficult to practise self care when you’re going through a tough time.

On bad mental health days, it can feel like nothing is possible and we completely forget to take care of ourselves. We might even end up wrapping ourselves in a blanket and doing nothing all day.

However, when you feel like that, it’s time to pause, take a deep breath and take care of yourself. This is the perfect time to practise self care.

I have created this super simple list of ideas so that when you’re having a bad mental health day, you have some ideas of little self care activities you can try.

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A Playlist For Mental Health Recovery

My mental health sucks right now. Lockdown is draining me and I feel like I’m stuck. Right now, my main way of making myself feel less glum is listening to some motivating, spirt lifting, happy, positive songs.

Music has a weird way of making you completely change your mood and it can even give you courage that you didn’t know that you had. That is why I think that music is more important than ever right now.

I’m not sure if your mental health sucks too but I do know that a positive and uplifting playlist is great all of the time. It’s just especially great when your mental health isn’t at it’s best.

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