The month of September signifies many different things to me. I immediately think that September is a chance to sneak in a last minute summer get away during the Labor Day weekend. It also marks that time when kids go back to school. This means that the warm lazy days of summer are over and they will soon be traded in for the fun fall leaves that will shortly be falling from the trees. September is really special to me because I share September as my birthday month with many of my close friends. So in my mind, September is a month of transition physically and mentally.
I was pleased to discover that September is Self Improvement Month. This is the perfect time of year to recognize what areas in our lives in which we can make improvements. There are many different things about each of us that use some improvement. Some of the areas we may look to improve can be :
- How well do we think we are balancing the various roles in our lives
- Relationships with family and friends
- Giving our personal, spiritual and professional goals some clarity
Including September, there are 4 more months left in the year. This is the perfect time to pause, be a little selfish and do some "me" work. It is critical that we don't loose our sense of self or loose focus of our goals because we are busy with helping others be their best and achieve their own goals. Remember, it is never too late to rebuild any part of our lives.