September is a transition month as the seasons change, summer holidays end and kids go back to school. But October has fewer of these speedbumps and is the perfect time to focus on yourself and get some great habits in place.
Here’s a quick activity to help you do it: write down your major health and fitness goals. Now think of three things you can do in October to accomplish those goals faster. Here’s an example:
My major goals:
– Reduce stress and feel better mentally.
– Lose 10 lb.
October activities that will support my goals:
– Scheduling a month’s workouts in the calendar ahead of time to make sure I train four times per week.
– Setting a calendar reminder to do 10 minutes of mindset drills every day at 7 a.m.
– Blocking off time for meal prep every Sunday evening to ensure I’m not tempted by takeaways on busy weekdays.
Imagine what changes can happen by committing to this plan for the next month!
And here’s the trick… we’re using October to set a pattern that will continue during the festive season and into 2023.
We all know things can get a little wild as the year draws to a close, so it’s critical to dial in your habits now. If they aren’t in place when Christmas comes around, chaos can ensue! But if your routine is established, you can rely on it to carry you through the family gatherings, work parties and crazy schedule changes.
If you’re ready to take action with your health and fitness right now or just want a little bit of advice, get in touch with us – we’d love to help.
Remember: habits only become habits if you commit to them. And October is the time to do it!
Naomi and David