You don’t have to be a student to enjoy the back to school vibe this time of year. In fact, for apartment renters in the New York and Connecticut areas, with cooler days approaching, it can be a perfect time to make some real progress in your lifestyle and your living space.

In this article, we’ll show you how you can take advantage of the same “back-in-action” feeling that a student might use to jazz up and personalize their dorm room to redecorate your apartment or reinvigorate your personal and career goals.

Revamp Your Living Space

Fall is the perfect time to make those updates to your apartment living space that you have been putting off. This could mean a thorough cleaning one last time before winter or just starting to pull some fall clothes and blankets out of the closet. 

One of the main benefits of updating your apartment space is that it can provide a much better environment for focusing on your goals as the year winds down. The simple act of removing clutter or having your apartment prepped for fall can do wonders for your concentration.

You’re going to be spending more time indoors in the next few months so take a look at the spaces you have created for yourself. Can you put your feet up?  Do you have proper lighting for book reading? Even small changes can have a big impact on your daily routines.

Set Some Short-term Personal Goals

The back to school vibe is all about students making another year’s progress toward their own personal goals. There’s no reason you can’t do the same.

What interests have you always wanted to pursue, but just never quite had the time? What new skills or hobbies could you sink your teeth into for the next few months? Whatever those may be, this is the perfect time to take the first step.

Refocus on Work Productivity and Give Yourself “Homework”

If you’re looking to really stand out to your employer for 2020, perhaps for a promotion, what could you start doing now to really make a lasting end-of-the-year impression?

You were once a student; you can still recall the energy and motivation that September brings. This is a great time for you to focus on updating career goals and increasing your productivity. One of the best ways to make the most of that and ensure you get results is to give yourself actual “homework” assignments. The easiest way to get things accomplished is to break the larger goals into to smaller bite-size tasks. This helps to move the bar without it feeling overwhelming.

How do you do this?

Let’s say you really want to redecorate and declutter your apartment. What incremental “homework” assignments could you give yourself this week to get on track to completing the overall task? Maybe do some fun Pinterest searching, or work on a budget, or dare I say, take a few of your “no-joy-evoking” belongings to the local donation center.  

The best part about giving yourself voluntary homework when it comes to your living space, lifestyle or work life is that you’ll almost immediately begin enjoying the fruits of your labor (and you can rest assured that there’s no grades or final exam at the end).

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