Depending on your location, September can be a fairly warm/summery month or start cooling off for winter. Either way, we at Zeitgeist Gifts want to give you ideas of how to enjoy this month with school starting, weather changing, and hectic schedules!
Make Healthy Choices & Stay Active!
It seems that when the winter comes closer and holidays begin, people get a little lazy with their health/wellness goals and their motivation. Don’t let the cold weather discourage you! Stay active, always find healthy choices in your area, and keep your goals up-to-date. Sign your kids up for fall sports like cross-country, soccer or indoor swimming. Keep them moving, and yourself as well! Bring your kids to the park to fly some of our unique kites
during the chilly windy days. Look for meet ups
in the area that moms can do together. Whether it be a walking club, crafts club or wellness group! Finding other like-minded individuals to help you with your goals is essential if you want to be successful. Set time aside each week for “personal development”. Look at your current goals and the activities you do everyday, update and repeat!
Get Organized but Have Fun!
With all the busy fall activities, it’s important to keep your schedule with a routine that is seamless! There is nothing worse than a hectic schedule with no preparation. If you have busy events, athletic games, appointments and work coming up, make sure you’re organized with a personal planner or one of the amazing apps such as Cozi
. Have a day designated to plan for the week, Sunday usually works best, and run with it! Align your schedule, have a family meeting to discuss the week, do healthy meal prep for school lunches and dinners!
Activities in your city! Every city, no matter if it’s big or small, has events going on throughout the year. Search for your city and see if there are any drive-in movies being played, fall activities being held near your downtown, or fun runs to do with the family. Visit Running in the USA for a list of all the running events in your area! You can search by city, distance and date. It’s a great way to stay active and have fitness goals once the weather starts getting cooler.
Dress for Weather Changes & Be Safe!
When the weather changes, it’s common for sicknesses to start and spread, so remember to wear enough clothes on cooler days outside and take vitamin C and vitamin D. Remember, with weather changing and days getting shorter, it’s essential to keep our families safe! Check out our amazing line of athletic safety accessories
to help light the way to a safe workout, to school or simply to work!
Lastly, September is of course Apple Season!
Apples, apples, apples! From visiting orchards, to baking apples pies, to creating little apple creatures, the fun is guaranteed! Not only are fall flavors bursting with deliciousness-- they also provide plenty of ideas for family time. Find local orchards where you can pick your own apples, pumpkins, or berries. Orchards often also include more than fruit-picking too-- from bonfires to hayrides to maple-syrup-sampling. To make the adventure last, take your freshly picked apples and turn them into an afternoon baking extravaganza! A few modern twists on apple pie include apple pie bars, apple pancakes with maple walnuts, or this fresher, healthier version of McDonald’s Apple Pie.
Overall, make this September a healthy, structured and successful one! Enjoy the beautiful weather while you still can and keep your children active to boost their metabolisms, which in turn helps with development and learning abilities. Don’t forget to take care of yourself as well! Moms need all the help they can get and finding ways to reduce stress and stay on top of things, so make sure you’re chiselling out time during your week to focus on YOU!