No matter how many years we have been out of school, the beginning of September always feels like a fresh start.
If you are working in the corporate space you are starting to think about Q4 targets and deadlines and how you want to end the year.
Maybe September looks like the start of a new job for you, or living in a new space. Maybe this new fresh start is coming in the form of an exciting travel adventure, a new project at work or an exciting new romance.
Whichever resonates with you - they all have in common the idea of setting an intention. They involve thinking about something that you want to create in the future and then deciding what action steps you should take right now in order to make that thought become a reality.
Since all of our thoughts carry energy, being mindful about the thoughts you think will help drive the actions you take and bring your dreams into reality.
Want to harness this exciting 'new' energy and kick start September and Q4 off right? Follow these steps to make it happen.
1. Make a plan: Take a look at the next 4 months in your calendar and start to visualize and write out your intentions for this final quarter of the year. Ask yourself what do you want to achieve by the end of September? November? 2019? Work backwards with your goals to create bit sized action steps that will support you reaching your goal.
2. Write it out/ vision board: It's SO important to actually write out your goals and take it one step further to create a visual representation of them so that we see them every day can be massively impactful. While you're doing this, journal also on WHY you want to achieve this new goal. Who can you enroll in your vision to help bring it to life? What purpose do you want it to serve?
3. Embrace the NEW: If you're diving head first into something new this month here are a few words of advice... stay curious and ask questions about your new job, new neighbourhood or new travel destination. Remember to embrace the here and now. It's easy to get caught up in things too far off in the distance when we are in new situations. The best way to mitigate that is to bring yourself back to the present moment and be where your feet are.
4. Trust yourself: Remember that where you are now is likely where you wanted to be 6 months ago. Trust that you intended for whatever is happening to happen and if you didn't, it is happening because there is a lesson to be learnt. Trust that whatever new things are coming your way are for a reason.
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.