People often make health goals just before the first of the year as part of their New Years’ resolutions. But there is another time of year when it is equally powerful, and that is in the fall season. There is something about fall that feels like a fresh start. Your summer is over, you probably don’t have any vacations or trips planned for a while, and kids are back in school.
This time of year is perfect to take a look at your healthy habits and lifestyle, and see if you want to make any changes to achieve your personal health goals.
Revisit Your Health Goals
An autumn health reset is going to help you revisit any health goals you had in the beginning of the year. You probably had quite a few health goals when the year started, but have forgotten about them or left them behind when spring and summer began.
Fall can feel like a new beginning, where you are about to end your year right. Before the holidays begin, take the opportunity to look at your health goals and see what you want to change, or what new health goals you might have.
Start Your Resolutions Before the New Year
There is no reason you have to create goals only on January 1st! In fact, this is notorious for creating unrealistic health goals that only last a few days or weeks, then are forgotten about for the rest of the year. Not only in the fall, but seasonal goals can be a lot easier to accomplish.
Look at your goals as if you are going to finish them within 2-3 months. That way, they are much more realistic and within your reach, and don’t feel so overwhelming. If you know you want to have a resolution for the new year to lose 50 lbs, why not start now with small changes that you can continue with in January?
Help Balance Out Holiday Treats
With the holidays coming up, you may want to get started on striking a healthy balance, so that you don’t over-indulge when those Christmas cookies come out. Easing into the holiday season by making smart changes and still allowing some treats helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle, whether it is coming up on Thanksgiving or you want to prevent binging on holiday treats.
A fall health reset is about choosing small habits to implement into your life that are not just good for now, but you can continue throughout the remainder of the year.