It’s Fall! Now that leaves are falling, Starbucks brought back their famous “pumpkin spice latte,” and sweater weather is upon us, it’s safe to say that Fall is finally here! So, how can you stay motivated and on track with your goals in the midst of the coziest time of the year? Keep reading to find out.
Staying on Track in the Fall…
- Compartmentalize! Most professional goals that individuals set takes weeks, months, or even years to complete. Since this is no feat that you can conquer overnight, take time to segment your goals into small progress points. That way, you will be able to hold yourself accountable throughout each day and week without leaning on the benefit of procrastinating through time. Completing small steps like attending meetings, informational sessions, learning new topics through quick Ted Talks or online tutorials will allow you to feel proud of yourself and your motivation while still keeping up to speed with monumental achievements.
- Set Aside Time for Some Fall Cleaning: Who says that Spring cleaning must be limited to Spring? Now that you are situated in a fantastic transition period, this is a perfect time to switch out your summer clothing with warmer sweaters and jackets, as well as clear out any of the accumulated clutter from the past few months. There are so many studies proving that operating in a clean environment will allow you to be your most productive self, so take advantage of this perfect time to do so! This may mean something as small as clearing out the drawers at your office desk – anything counts.
- Extra Note: In addition to re-orchestrating your physical spaces, this is also a great time to take stock of your current commitments. Are you overwhelming yourself with obligations? Are you ready to fill up some of that free time on your schedule? Looking to add a new hobby to your life or increase the time you spend exercising? Head into the new season rejuvenated by cleaning up your current routine.
- Reward Yourself: Always remember, small victories and large victories are victories nonetheless that YOU have achieved. Make sure to continue acknowledging your personal and professional progress and each milestone that you’ve overcome along your own journey. Hold yourself accountable and also appreciate each effort you make!
Taking time to complete these small activities will put you on a perfect track to achieve a successful, fulfilling, cozy Fall! Now get out there, get that pumpkin spice latte, and start working.
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