Have You Heard of Self Improvement Month?

In Health, Lifestyle by Elizabeth Stephenson

It seems that there is now a national day or month of recognition for everything. National “Hot Tea” Month? Mark your calendar for January. National Ice Cream Day? July. National Waffle Day or National Polka Day? August. National “Learn Your Name in Morse Code” Day? That exists too. Therefore, it shouldn’t comes as a surprise that there is a National Self Improvement Month in September.

In all seriousness, September is a natural time of transition every year. The summer is over, vacations have been taken, and the kids are in school or back in college. With a new season and natural life changes, September offers a great chance to take an inventory of yourself and aspects where you want to improve. You can do this however you choose, or you can choose another September category to celebrate. However, we like the idea of taking a holistic approach by considering the totality of your situation.

  • Emotional. Take an honest assessment of your emotional state and find areas where you can do better. How are you feeling? What makes you happy? What upsets you? How do you cope with anxiety, anger, or sadness? Is the way you cope safe and healthy? Some people are able to find some guidance in counseling or from a support group. Many find it through programs at their church. Others read books or listen to podcasts.
  • Medical. Get your annual physical, if you haven’t already. If you have not seen a doctor in a while, or do not even have a primary care physician designated, challenge yourself to find one. Getting blood test results from your physical can provide you with some important benchmark health measures, such as your cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
  • Physical. Make efforts to become more physically healthy. Start using that gym membership you keep paying for and take advantage of workout classes. Commit to working out two times per week and making healthy food choices. Check your health insurance website for wellness programs. Some insurance plans have nutrition and fitness discounts, incentives, and counseling.
  • Social and Relationships. Take stock of your relationships, including with your children, your partner, your family, and your friends. Take time to spend some one-on-one time with people who are important to you and plan little gestures to let them know you appreciate them.
  • Professional. Create professional goals for yourself and a plan for how to get there. Look for ways to improve your efficiency at work and really take some initiative to go above and beyond your job description. If you feel like you need further training or education to get where you want to go, put some time into figuring out those options.

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