We’re standing in the doorway of September. Summer days still linger, yet autumn is inching its way into our lives—and wardrobes.
It’s one more variable we can add to our current list. (Don’t we have enough of them?)
When my oldest son was a senior in high school, I attended a meeting for parents at the beginning of the school year. He attended an all-boys school, so maybe the following sentiment isn’t true for girls.
What I learned from the speaker was that NO ONE, not the teachers, nor us parents, could stand to be around them at that point in their lives. They were in the doorway between adolescence and adulthood. What a revelation.
They had the desire to be out of the nest, yet they weren’t quite ready. It was a challenging time.
We’re standing in the doorway of September.
Some days I’m extremely focused and productive. There are other days when I just feel like taking a long nap. And there are the days somewhere in between. Can you relate?
Here’s an idea to help with the transition. Practice the implementation of ONE new habit that will bring about a desirable change in your life.
Our lives change when our habits change. September is a great time for new beginnings—better than a New Year’s resolution.
Who are you becoming? What would that person do on a consistent basis?
Let’s say you’d like to get more exercise. Instead of focusing on getting more exercise, focus on living as a fit person.
What would a fit person do? A fit person makes exercise a regular habit and a priority.
Next, look at your calendar and write in the WHEN and the WHAT. Maybe it’s a 15-minute walk 3x a week to start. When that becomes a habit that you don’t need to think about, increase the time and/or frequency.
This same process works for ANYTHING that you have the desire to do. BE THAT PERSON TODAY by living differently and consistently.
This shift in your thinking will help ease the discomfort of standing in the doorway. Before you know it, you’ll be standing firmly in autumn leaves.
AND you’ll have a 4-month head start on all those folks who will WAIT to begin their new thing and be THAT person January 1, 2021.
FUN OFFER: I harvested a batch of tomatoes from my garden this morning. Take a guess at what recipe I made with them and send me an email. If you’re correct, I’ll gift you with a 50-minute coaching call and help you get clear around that ONE habit you’d like to take on. Hint: I wrote a blog about it and did a Facebook live too!
“Some people spend their entire lives waiting for the time to be right to make an improvement.” ― James Clear, “Atomic Habits”