Now that Fall’s in full swing, we have a chance to step back and reevaluate what we want for the rest of the season and for the remainder of the year. Whether you’re tackling your to-dos and achieving your goals exactly as planned or you need a little extra oomph in figuring out your 2013 dreams, follow these tips to make this the best Fall yet:
- Pen your Fall Goals. Goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, passion-filled, and time-bound. Figure out what you want for the next couple months in terms of career, health, fitness, spirituality, social, etc. And just by titling your goals, “Fall Goals,” you’re already part of the way there! (time-bound…)
- Get connected with yourself. There are so many ways to do this so explore what works for you: journaling, meditating, yoga, running, church, knitting. It’s important to have reflective time in order to see what’s working in your life and what isn’t.
- Work toward something. When we have purpose, life becomes that much easier. Figure out a project or goal that inspires you and work toward achieving it. It fills us at The Wanderer Guides with great joy and passion to think about building our business, starting a non-profit, and making a difference in this world. Find what does it for you!
- Eat healthy, whole foods. We all know this is the season of indulging. Spend the majority of your time eating fruits, veggies, whole grains and other wholesome foods. Then, when splurge moments happen (hello Julian pie!), your weight and wellbeing won’t be affected.
- Relax. Put some relaxation tools in your arsenal. You need these if you want a happy life. Try different methods to see what works for you. Some examples include: a hot bath, reading, yoga, nature walks, playing with puppies, jumping on trampolines, sipping herbal tea.
- Start a fun activity. Love animals? Volunteer at the Humane Society. Interested in photography? Take a class. Want to complete a 5K? Sign up for one and lace those Nikes.
- Stretch yourself professionally. Learn a new skill, volunteer for an extra task or network with your peers. No matter what you do to stretch yourself, it’ll be an asset for you in the future.
- Learn time management. We know how important time management is to becoming our best selves (we’re trying to focus on it more now too!). Time management isn’t just about scheduling; it’s also about spending your time on things that are important to you (growing yourself professionally, mentally, spiritually, etc)
- Make time for silly moments. Take cheesy pictures. Go on a mini-road trip to grab that Julian apple pie. Make everything you possibly can with pumpkin. See San Diego like a visitor. Life is meant to be fun and the sooner we all realize that, the happier we’ll be.