Today’s the first day of Spring in Australia, where I live. You can already smell jasmine in the air!
In the US September is the start of the academic year – for students, a new chance at good grades; for parents, an opportunity to get re-organized at home.
Wherever you live, why not make the start of September your time to make a fresh start at something you’d like to change?
I’m going to make a fresh start at something in my own life – in fact, I’m going to make 12 fresh starts in 12 life areas over the next 12 days. I don’t expect to succeed at everything, but I want to give a bunch of things a try.
I’ll share my journey with you in the hope you’ll be tempted to join me in at least one life area. 🙂
What is a ‘Fresh Start’?
I’m defining a fresh start as a change that fits one of these categories:
- Start something new – or try something you haven’t done, eaten, read, or experienced before
- Give up something – maybe a habit that undermines you or an obligation that weighs you down
- Do more of something – be specific about ‘more’, but don’t be overly-ambitious
- Do less of something – be specific about ‘less’, but don’t be overly-ambitious
12 Days of New Beginnings
Here are the life areas I’ll focus on over the next 12 days:
- Day 1: Personal Development
- Day 2: Health & Fitness
- Day 3: Career & Business
- Day 4: Fun & Recreation
- Day 5: Technology & Social Media
- Day 6: Home
- Day 7: Personal Presentation
- Day 8: Happiness
- Day 9: Money & Finance
- Day 10: Relationships
- Day 11: Time Management
- Day 12: Family
Want Some Ideas?
If you want ideas for places to make a fresh start in each of these life areas, check out my (currently free) Organize Your Life & Goals Workbook Planner. It has more than 120 suggestions.
Day 1: Personal Development
Today my fresh start is to do more of something. I’m increasing my weights* in Body Pump class for biceps and shoulders (I currently use teeny-weeny-where-is that-ant-taking-my-weight weights). I’ll let you know how I go tomorrow – when I’ll make my second fresh start.
I hope you’ll pick a life area and join me!
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*This could fall under Health and Fitness, but I have another, uber-challenging fresh start planned for that life area tomorrow.