7 Ways You Can Rock Self-Improvement Month

September is Self-Improvement month! It’s Back-to-School, pumpkin spice everything, and your license to wear boots, scarves, AND comfy sweaters. Ok, it may still be too warm to do allll of that but National Self-Improvement Month is the perfect kick-off for Fall-Lite and working on your best self. Here are 7 tips to help you rock Self-Improvement Month:

Move More

Cooler weather means taking your workout outside or registering for a Fall race or fun run. Join a MyFitnessPal challenge or a personal challenge of working out 3-4 times a week. Want to try a new class? It’s also National Yoga Month so many yoga studios and gyms are offering great promotions.

Eat healthier

The Farmer’s Market is full of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Now is the time to try some new healthy recipes and freeze for the rest of the year and beyond. Plan out meals and make sure you are getting to bed at a reasonable hour.

(Re)Start A Hobby

In the the latest Live Fervently podcast, marketing exec and adventurer Yelena Dasher tells us how she discovered her love of photography via her travels in addition to cooking, knitting, and scuba diving. If there is a hobby you always wanted to learn or wanted to start up again September is the perfect time.

R-E-A-D a Book

That summer beach read you forgot? That book club pick you have about 8 days left to read? Now is the time to catch up on your reading. Plus there are so many great Fall releases and pre-orders! No time to read—-listen to your favorite podcast, audiobook, or TedX talk for inspiration.


Fall is the perfect time to travel. Danielle Deisr of the The Thought Card has the scoop on the best ways to travel on a budget. Haven’t seen your friends in a bit? Plan a road trip or find a deal on one of your bucket list destinations.


Don’t wait for the holidays to volunteer. Visit Volunteer Match or CatchAFire.org to volunteer your time, money, and expertise.

Vision Board

That vision board that you started in the new year might be out of date. Make Q4 better by reevaluating and adjusting goals. And September has the best magazines for your collage!

These ideas should keep you busy this month and beyond. Take the time this month to work on your personal and professional development. Embrace the purpose of Self-Improvement month and enjoy this wonderful time of year!

Is there something you need to improve? How are you going to make this month the best yet?