Lifetonic September 2022

Intentional Rhythms and Routines

September tends to be the month in the year where we look to get back into a routine so this month is going to be creating intentional rhythms and routines!

We’ll do this by setting intentions that are realistic, manageable and meaningful and that align with the unique season of life we all find ourselves in.

Even though we’re all ready for a fresh start for Autumn, it’s still hard to say what life will look like in the coming months. 2022 is already showing us that there are many things we can’t control but there are lots of things that we can.  

And while there is a lot we can’t control, we can still be intentional with our time, energy and the goals we want to accomplish. We still have the power to influence our own individual lives, in our homes, health and relationships.

In order to set ourselves up for success, we’re going to figure out what rhythms and routines have worked well for you in the past and what we might do a bit differently for the rest of 2022 and in the areas where we DO have the ability to refresh!

And while there is a lot we can’t control, we can still be intentional with our time, energy and the goals we want to accomplish. We still have the power to influence our own individual lives, in our homes, health and relationships.

In order to set ourselves up for success, lets look at what rhythms and routines have worked well for you in the past and what you might do a bit differently for the rest of the year in the areas you CAN control!


Home

What is most important to you about how your home feels and serves you? Is it a space that allows you to feel calm and rejuvenated after a long day of work or taking care of others? Do you want to make any changes to your space so that it supports how you want it to feel? What about your laundry, cleaning, and even your breakfast routines—are you happy with how these rhythms and routines are flowing for you right now?

Relationships

What are the most important relationships in your life and how will you cultivate throughout the rest of this year? Which are the ones that deserve more focused attention, and what are some ways you can lean into them more often and with more intention?

Mental Wellbeing

After such a challenging couple of years, many of us are thinking about how we can better support ourselves mentally. What does that look like for you? Do you find that getting out in nature more often would lift you up? Would sending boundaries in some areas of your life allow you to feel less overwhelmed? 

Physical Wellbeing

What would you like to achieve with the rest of this year when it comes to your physical health? Do you want to build strength or increase flexibility? Would it help to add your daily pilates workouts to your personal calendar as a non-negotiable meeting with yourself? Or perhaps preparing some healthy meals and snacks at the start of the week as another form of self-care would be helpful.

Spirituality

How would you like to grow personally this year and what does that look like for you? What are some things you could do or some routines you could set in place that support your spiritual goals?  When was the last time you reviewed your values?  Could you do this as a family?


It’s so important to try and keep a positive and practical mindset about your intentions and refreshed rhythms. Some ways to do this are:

  • Setting realistic expectations for achieving your desired outcomes
  • Starting small and building on these new rhythms and routines over time so you can set yourself up for success
  • Remembering TLC is here to support you along the way

This is a great time of year to set out a new roadmap for your wellbeing and what’s important to you so take some time to think about the areas above and to keep setting intentional rhythms and routines to support the healthiest version of yourself.

When I sat down to do this I listed what is most important to me right now, what I learned from the last half of 2022 and what kinds of rhythms and routines I wanted to build into my life that reflect what I want to focus on for the rest of the year in the areas that I CAN control. It’s already paying off for me in big ways, and I’m excited for you to experience this too!

I hope you find this month’s Lifetonic a refreshing way to kick start the last half of 2022. And remember that I’m here to support you follow with your refreshed rhythms and routines for the rest of the year.

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Meet Julie

Hi, I’m Julie owner of Ostara Pilates and creator of The Lifetonic Club. Here you’ll find pilates workouts, educational resources and practical tips dedicated to woman at midlife.  You’ll learn how to build a better relationship with your body and mind during one of the most significant periods of your life and how to create a simple wellness routine so as you feel supported even on the days where you have no energy.   Read more.

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