Four Ways to "Fall" Back

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...and ease back into your routines

The coming and going of Labor Day, the reintroduction of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and the start of New York Fashion Week means one thing and one thing only:

Fall is back!

Whether you’re in school, going about your day job, or simply hopping back into the routine of things (goodbye summer Fridays), readjusting is extremely important. With longer days officially behind us, it’s time to get your body, mind, and soul back into tip top shape.

[divider]Here are four ways to do just that![/divider]

Invest in an Agenda

Keeping a calendar, electric or hardcopy, is the perfect way to kick your butt into high gear. Those still looking for "the perfect one" will find plenty of options at a stationary store.

September happens to be the month for newly-released planners.

Being organized with both your work and personal life can help maximize your schedule and increase productivity. When contemplating whether to stay low or check off a million and one tasks from your to-do lists, consult your agenda, prioritize, and find a balance. After all, there's no time like the present to get a crackin' back into the swing of things.

e6cbd010887425-560ed1f8ab784Get Your Juices Flowing 

For most of us, myself included, summer was the definition of too many barbecues and not enough exercise. Back when I was a student (Ahh! I feel old now!), I would register at my college gym the second I arrived on campus.

Make a plan to get back into your fitness routine! Sign up for local classes or ask a friend to be your gym buddy.

We are successful when we are accountable for our actions.

Set Your Alarm

If you work from home and are able to schedule your own work hours, then taking a little extra shut eye, on the occasion, is not a problem. But, like any student making it to her morning class, it's still important to rise and shine.

I usually plan my mornings to make myself more productive. Blocking out hours to take a workout class or minutes to run errands have helped me get back into my routine.

Back-to-School Shopping

Just because you're a working girl doesn't mean you can't indulge in the thrills of back-to-school shopping. September is the month of fashion–shows, trends, and magazines.

Why miss out on such an exciting ritual?

Treat yourself to a few pieces just as you would the beginning of a school year. It's all part of the routine, right? ?