Sep 1, 2023 September 2023: Self-Improvement Month

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A Month of Transformation

September brings with it changes, the start of school alters Summer schedules and the Autumnal equinox brings on Fall. It is fitting then, to focus on making changes for self-improvement. September is known for many National efforts to improve aspects of our lives, it is not only Self-Improvement Month, but National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month, Library Card Sign-up Month and National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Focusing on Self-Improvement spills over into many aspects of our lives, increasing self-esteem and happiness. A quick Google search on Self-Improvement results in an array of results, from top 10, 20, and 45 lists to books and videos on the topic. However, taking the first step toward a self-improvement plan is clarifying what we want and why. Goals can be as simple as learning a new skill, replacing a bad habit or becoming more successful. Once the goal is chosen, pick one or two actionable strategies to get there. Remember to reward yourself for small accomplishments along the way. If you need help to get to your what and why, One Source EAP may be able to help. Just call 800-300-0628. All calls are answered 24/7/365 and are strictly confidential.

Keep It Simple

To increase the chances of following through on self-improvement plans, be sure to keep your execution simple:

  1. Gradual Change
  2. Keep The Goal In Mind
  3. Be Accountable To Yourself
  4. Plan For Obstacles
  5. Reward Yourself
  6. Personalize Your Plan
  7. Be Self-Aware
  8. Create An Action Plan
  9. Learn Optimism

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Register For the September “Mastering Self-Improvement” Seminar

Join Dr. Robert Lawrence Friedman for the September One Source EAP 30-minute seminar, “Mastering Self Improvement,“ on September 19th at 4:00 PM. This seminar focuses on the why and how of self-improvement with more tips and tools. Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4 pm, for a One Source EAP 30-minute seminar open to all employees. Register for one or all of the remaining sessions.

Request other seminar topics for your workgroup. Visit the seminar page on our website to review the list of our seminar offerings.

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