We all learn something every day whether we realize it or not. Self-Improvement Month in September encourages us to make a conscious effort to improve ourselves.
Self-improvement means something different to everyone. However, the basis for any self-improvement goal is learning. Whether we want to master a new skill, take an introspective look at our spiritual lives, scale the career ladder or overcome an obstacle, we must learn to make that improvement. The path we choose to take toward self-improvement is also as varied as the goals we set. Some goals might include:
- Eating healthier
- Reading more
- Reducing screen time
- Finding peace
- Connecting with nature
- Finding love
- Learning to cook
- Speaking a second language fluently
- Getting more exercise
- Learning to communicate
- Reducing stress
- Returning to school
- Developing patience
Libraries and bookstores are full of books that help us to improve ourselves. They cover every topic listed above and thousands more. You can also find blogs, webinars, and courses to help you on your self-improvement journey. The month encourages everyone to explore the ways in which we can improve. It may involve tasks left undone, dreams, a career goal, family life, or any number of facets of our life. Take the month to explore all the possibilities and keep learning!
Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching. ~ Lin Pernille
HOW TO OBSERVE #SelfImprovementMonth
Where would you like to see improvement in your life? Make a list and then pick a goal. Then get started with these ideas:
- Explore the library or the internet for ways to take on your new goal.
- Enlist others to join you on your journey.
- Write it down.
- Track your progress.
- Adjust the goal as you get closer.
- Reward yourself along the way.
- Join a group with a common goal.
Share your journey of self-improvement using #SelfImprovementMonth to post on social media.
SELF-IMPROVEMENT MONTH HISTORY
In the 1980s, organizations began promoting Self-Improvement Month with seminars, books, and informational pamphlets. By 1988, the observance coalesced into a nationwide event every year in September.