September’s Fresh Start

Did you get here from Fitness Magazine’s #RunForFun Running Challenge? If so, welcome!

The move to self-hosted blogging was a success! Well, mostly – there are still a few kinks to iron out, including that darn distorted header image, but I’m hoping to get that all sorted out soon.

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Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. – You’ve Got Mail

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As a teacher, the month of September still gives me that dual feeling of thrill and dread as the new school year approaches. (Although I have been back at work from summer break for the past two weeks now!) As sad as it is to say goodbye to the endless carefree days of summer, I love getting back into my school routine and feeling refreshed as the humidity disappears and the temperature cools to a comfortable fall breeze.

This September I’m going to try to start two new routines: Morning Pages and a daily plank.

I’ve heard Morning Pages talked about a lot in the writing world. They’re supposed to be a way to clear your brain first thing in the morning and start the day fresh. (You’re supposed to aim for three pages but I’m going to start with five minutes and see how that goes.) I’m honestly a little dubious that I can be capable of waking up when my alarm first goes off, let alone writing words on a page for five minutes, but I’m going to give it a try. I did try to write three pages on my morning subway ride a few times, but that just fell to the wayside since I was trying to balance a coffee cup at the same time.

I tried to start the habit of doing a daily plank earlier this summer, but after a few days I forgot. Now I’m going to set an alarm on my phone and make it happen in September!

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How do you feel about September: love it? Hate it?

What is one routine you’d like to start?

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