Monday, August 31, 2009

Motivation Monday

September...humm, are you ready?

Tomorrow we enter the final quarter of 2009. Amazing isn't it? Are you ready for a fresh start?

September is a great time to shift gears and to get into new routines. New beginnings are all around us. Children and young adults return to school. Vacations are over and a new season of recreational activities start up. There is a sense of change outside our doors as the daylight hours get shorter and the leaves start turning colour. There is also a sense of change inside our homes as we look at our calendars once again filling up with activities.

This is a perfect time to review your goals. What had you hoped to accomplish in 2009? As you revisit your list, start to think about the 122 days you have until January 31st. Review and refresh your plans. Maybe you have new priorities and interests. Perhaps you need to prune out some of those goals and ideas that can wait until next year.

Feeling overwhelmed by our tasks can cause our motivation to vanish. One way to feel less overwhelmed is to get organized. I suggest you grab a cup of your favourite beverage and sit down with a pen and a sheet of paper. Think about what is really important to you. Perhaps you would like to sign up for a fall class or perhaps now is a good time to join that local art group you have been meaning to check out. Whether you are making a fresh commitment to sketching more often, carving out regular art time, getting more exercise or healthy eating, September is a great time to refocus our direction. There are a whole 122 days ahead...I encourage you to 'seize the day' in these last four months of 2009. May these be the most satisfying days and weeks of the entire year. Go for it!


Pencil Sanity said...

Thank you so much for the motivational thoughts. I appreciate them and will take note.

Teresa Mallen said...

You are so welcome Maria! I am taking my own advice. :-) I didn't get done what I had hoped to this summer so now I am looking at my list. I have identified the must dos (the stuff that I really want to accomplish in order to develop my business), I have dropped some items that weren't too important and now I am creating a new schedule. No more looking back at what I didn't get done - now I move forward into a new beginning!! Yeah September.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Thank you for the great motivational advice. This is a great time of year to renew goals and get going with revived energy!

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Janelle, thanks for taking the time to comment. If you didn't notice it, there is a Motivation Monday button in the sidebar. There you will find all of my other motivational posts.
And yes, woo-hoo for revived energy!