September is the month’s that’s all about getting back into the swing of things – back to school, back to a routine and back to that cooler weather, well for some of us at least.
But did you know that September is also Self-Improvement Month? It’s the perfect time to find new and innovative ways to improve your self worth and grow your self confidence. One area that is often overlooked is the workplace, seeing as that is where we spend most of our time. If you are searching for the ideal place to start your self improvement journey these coming months, try the workplace.
Begin your journey with these few simple steps:
Organize Your Space
One of the hardest parts of the self-improvement process is that we often set huge, unrealistic goals for ourselves and feel bad when we don’t think we’ve made any progress. This time, set a simple numerical goal in an area of focus. Some suggestions are, “X number of workouts for the month”, or “Make a to do list and prioritize tasks”, or “Finally start on that project I’ve been putting on hold”.
Make a Plan
Without a plan, a goal is simply a dream. That’s why it is essential to have a well thought out plan if you wish to turn your ideas, dreams and desires into reality. If you want to get fit, make a plan to eat healthier and go for daily walks. If you want to learn how to do something, plan to take a class or watch videos online. Once your start making small plans of action, the rest will fall into place much easier.
Leave The Stress Behind
A major concern for several employees today is having stress in the workplace. Those workers who are less stressed will become more productive and less likely to require time off due to illnesses. Here are a few tips to combat stress in the workplace:
Pack your own lunch filled with fruit and healthy snacks to prevent yourself from eating unhealthy foods throughout the day.
Having a good playlist can do wonders for your spirit, so slip on some mood boosting music and crank up the tunes.
Try looking away from the computer every once in awhile. Pick up a pen and paper and start doodling, to avoid that extra headache.
Plan Some “Me Time”
Do you often find it difficult to make time for yourself? If so, try scheduling it. Pencil in time for yourself just like you would an appointment, then stick to your ‘date’ for an entire month. This could be anything from a quick walk on your lunch break to reading a book. At first 20 minutes may seem long, but you will soon realize how much of an impact it can make.
It’s completely natural for work to leave you a little stressed, but if you are finding yourself a frazzled mess from nine to five, it’s important to take a step back and relax. Turn any month into Self-Improvement Month and incorporate these tips into your daily routine to better yourself and your mind.