Article Posted by Sherri Sacconaghi, September 9th, 2013
Maybe it is the memory of returning to school every fall. New school clothes, school supplies, new teachers, a new schedule. Still every September I crave a little change in my routine.
Sometimes it is a small change such as a change in hair color, a change in my closet organization (or lack thereof) or a tweak to my business plan. This year the need was a bit stronger and I changed the whole wall color of the interior of my house (and yes, I resisted the green and yellow of my Oregon Ducks).
I notice that the smallest changes can re energize me. Motivate me to see things a bit differently.
Changes do not need to disrupt your life to give you a little positive jolt and get your creative juices flowing. Here are some simple ideas to get you started.
Change your Menu. I love the change of seasons when I feel the urge to add fall foods such as butternut squash, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts back on my plate. Change of season is also a great time to do a short cleanse or detox .
Re arrange your furniture. Ask a friend to come over and give their perspective. Sometimes a different eye can find great use of the old purple recliner that just never has quite worked in the room.
Take a new route to work in the morning. Who knows, you may find a new drive thru coffee place that makes that amazing Americano you have been seeking.
Read a new genre of books. I am a devoted fan of thriller mysteries, James Patterson being a favorite. Recently I started reading biographies, Jimmy Connors, George Carlin, Tina Fey. I can’t get enough of them. A sneaky way to get your brain working a little differently.
Change your workout. You know I had to throw this one in. Doing the same routine too often is not only a little boring, it becomes ineffective after a while. Start by taking a class you have never tried before. I just tried a Total Body Conditioning class at my gym and it has become a can’t miss favorite that I look forward to every week.
Channel the excitement of childhood and make a change this fall. It may not be as exciting as a new Scooby Doo lunch box used to be but then again, what is.
Sherri Sacconaghi, AADP, NASM-CPT
Certified Health Coach
"Inspiring you Towards a Healthy Body and a Joyful Life".