Maybe it harks back to the my days of excitedly buying new biros and glue sticks for a fresh new of school, but there's something about September that feels like pressing the Reset button. The seasons (and our wardrobes) are changing and we're entering the "-ember" months (one of which contains that v. important holiday that begins with "C" and ends in "hristmas"!!)
I got thinking about ways to jump on that feeling of a "fresh start" and came up with some fab ideas for you (and me):
1. Get Organised!
I know for particularly for me and other people running their own business, September signals the beginning of *The Run Up to Christmas* (even though we've probably been thinking about it since March!) and with Christmas comes the season of unexpectedly-running-out-of-stock, hauling heavy suitcases onto trains and down to craft fairs and the headache of a bursting-at-the-seams postal service. I'm taking this time to tick off my to-do list and get focussed on the important tasks for the next few months.
2. Test Out Some New Recipes
Recently I have gotten into Japanese recipes and have been making Bento for our lunches. Even though I generally work from home, I have a bad habit of not eating properly (oh, I stop to eat, but instead of eating a proper lunch I just look in the fridge, decide there's not much and end up snacking all day on toast or crackers) I'm hoping packing a little lunch the night before of carbs, protein and veggies will help me feel full and more nourished.
3. Update the Decor
Whether it's bringing out the winter blankets or switching up the artwork in your home it can be nice to make a few seasonal changes to your living space. I've got poor little heart set on this beautiful throw from Oliver Bonas, the prospect of snuggling in front of films is really making me covet having a real sofa like this insultingly beautiful babe from Made.com, and I'm looking forward to being able to drink a cup of tea in my Bee Mug without sweating!
4. Go Over Your Wardrobe
Soon it will be time to pull the knitwear and coats to the front of the wardrobe and put away my Birkenstocks away until next year. I feel like my style has changed a little since last year (and I recall feeling a bit boring and basic-looking in my outfit choices last year) so it might be time to invest in some comfy and cute pieces for the coming months. First, though, I need to go through and see what I have, what I still love, what I don't, and figure out exactly what it is I want to buy (to hopefully stem the i-feel-like-crap comfort shopping we're all guilty of sometimes!)
Hope this helps you catch the "fresh-start-feeling" wave this Sept!