Welcome to the Collegiate Communities Blog! September is National Self-Improvement Month. Participate by making practical efforts to improve all aspects of yourself and your life, in or out of your apartment here in West Lafayette, IN. This month our blog is dedicated to guiding you through some ways you can do that. Our first blog post is all about reflecting and planning for making the best changes for you.
Do what you’ve always wanted to do.
We suggest making working on developing your hobbies or even completing your bucket list part of your goals this month and this year. This way you can look forward to your end goal and every step along the way. Now is the time to do what makes you happy or to branch out of your comfort zone to find a new passion. You never know how your life will change from it!
Practice healthy coping mechanisms.
How you cope with the struggles of life has an impact on your mental and physical health and even on your finances or relationships with other people. Do your best to take control of how you respond to the stressors of life by learning about healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms and making a concerted effort to move past any unhealthy ones and to try healthy ones.
Take care of your body.
Show your body some love this month and always by giving it the care it needs. This looks different for everyone, so evaluate your needs and take small but regular steps to progress. Include a better balance of nutritious foods in your daily diet. Add a bit of exercise to your day, whether that’s a morning stretch, a midday walk around your office building, or a more intense workout at the gym. Every little bit helps you feel strong and awake and establishes healthy habits for lifelong improvement.