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How to Get Ahead of Your Resolutions: Setting Goals in September

Embrace September, Embrace Change

Real change happens in September, the month of true transition that begins as the summer fades away. When the leaves start to change colour and the days get shorter, what can you do to hop on the change train and prepare for the cooler months ahead?

Why not break away from the norm of setting resolutions in the new year, book a break at our New Forest hotel for a bit of tranquility, and set goals in September that truly align with your hopes for the months ahead, that you are more likely to stick to.

“New year, new you” has become quite the cliché, but who says you can’t take a different approach?

Setting Meaningful Resolutions

The Spa Day that Set the Tone

Your journey of self-improvement can start at any time, and there is no time quite like the present! Not sure where to begin? Take this as your opportunity to book a relaxing spa day at our award-winning spa in Hampshire to reconnect with yourself and let your deepest wishes float to the surface. You could be dreaming up a new hobby in the sauna, thinking of healthier morning habits in the Jacuzzi, or simply promising to practice more self-care whilst indulging in a massage treatment.

Our Sensehacking Spa Day is perfect for those embarking on a journey of self-improvement, with sensory experiences and techniques to help you disconnect from the world and reconnect with yourself.

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Forest Therapy: Connecting with Nature and Your Inner Self

If you’re looking to take a more active approach to goal setting, how about some forest therapy to kickstart the process? Take a day trip to the beautifully serene New Forest national park – where miles of trails are just waiting to be walked or cycled across. Now, this is a place where you can connect with nature, find solace, and do some deep thinking. The peaceful ambiance will help you tune into your inner self, which is crucial when you’re in the process of setting meaningful resolutions. And, if one of your goals happens to be dedicating more time to exercise and being active, well you’d be off to a brilliant start!

After a day of exploring, our New Forest hotel is the perfect place to come and relax and refuel with a delicious meal at one of our three on-site restaurants. Warm up with a fragrant noodle dish at Zen Garden Thai Restaurant, feel at home with a hearty British dish at Cambium, or embrace the journey with a French course at Le Blaireau.

Our Forest Retreat Spa Break is available until the end of September – book now before it’s too late.

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The Magic of Mindfulness

Mindful resolutions are the key to long-lasting change. Unlike typical resolutions that often fizzle out after a few weeks, mindful resolutions focus on your values and what truly matters to you. Are you guilty of leaving people left on ‘read’? A mindful resolution could be to make more effort to call friends and family – even if it’s just for five minutes a fortnight. Are you conscious of your impact on the environment? Why not start looking into more eco-friendly alternatives to everyday items such as your shampoo or body cream?

Our SenSpa product range is made with natural ingredients to take care of your body and skin whilst also helping to care of our planet.

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Benefits of Setting Goals in September

Beat the January Rush

January is notorious for overcrowded gyms and long waitlists for fitness classes. By setting your goals in September, you avoid the rush and potentially save yourself from the disappointment of not finding a spot in your favourite workout session. Plus, you’ll have already established a routine by the time January rolls around – making it easier to navigate through the flurry of resolution-makers.

Reflection and Readjustment

Setting goals in September gives you the opportunity to assess the progress you’ve made in the past months and redefine your path if necessary. It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and lose sight of our goals. By regularly reflecting on your progress, you can make adjustments and stay on track, ensuring your resolutions are adaptable and sustainable.

Celebrate Small Wins Along the Way

When you set goals in January, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the long road ahead. By starting in September, you have a longer period to celebrate small wins along the way. Each milestone achieved becomes a testament to your dedication and progress, motivating you to continue and reinforcing your commitment to self-improvement.


Instead of waiting for the clock to strike midnight on January 1st, start setting your mindful resolutions now. By setting them in September, you give yourself ample time to plan and implement meaningful changes. Remember, the month may be different, but the power to transform yourself is always within reach.

Book a relaxing break at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa to connect with your inner self and start setting those early resolutions

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