As I mentioned in a post last week, I love fall because it feels like a fresh start and a time to rethink goals and habits. Below is my checklist I’m going to keep taped next to my computer so I don’t forget. What do you want to do this fall?
- Connect More. There are so many women I haven’t met whom I want to reach out to and others I want to reconnect with; this will be my top priority. Rarely do I regret spending the energy–taking time to meet people in person is almost always a rewarding and enriching experience.
- Make Changes to My Work Schedule. I am not a procrastinator but I do leave things to do in the morning, that I should finish the end of the work day before. I guess I get lazy or fizzle out. And doing things in the a.m. has a domino effect–I exercise later, then my appts are booked later and the day sometimes gets away. No more. I am hoping some small changes will improve the flow of my day.
- Go Vegetarian–for a month. My younger daughter is vegan and she has challenged my husband and I do eat vegetarian for 30 days, now that our older daughter (who couldn’t live without chicken and hamburgers) has gone to college. I’m up for it. I just need to find vegetarian friendly parmesan (for my pasta) and mozzarella (for our homemade pizza nights)–I can live without meat. That said I don’t really restrict my diet, or diet at all for that matter (I’d rather run an extra mile any day), so it will be interesting.
- See More Art. I get so excited for the fall season in New York, because there are many must-see cultural events that happen including art shows. I haven’t had a chance to research what’s coming, but I’m going to devote more time to learning about artists and visiting galleries and museums.
- Meditate? Maybe? I never have and usually treat my morning runs as my meditative time. But if I fix my work schedule (see above), I should have time to give meditation a try. It is supposed to be beneficial on many levels, so how can I not? Going to follow Suze Yalof of Unplug Meditation’s advice which I featured a while back.
- Shop Smart for Fall. I love fall clothes, but at this point my wardrobe has plenty of classics that don’t necessarily need updating. And there is nothing worse than buying clothes that never leave your closet. That said I still want a few standout pieces. So I’m going to shop strategically and buy less but buy better. More on this later!