September means Let's Get Back to Routine


September Means Let’s Get Back to Routine – 115


In episode 115 of The Improvement Project podcast we are celebrating (maybe?) that it’s September and that means that it’s time to get back to routine!

Believe it or not, we are into September. We finished up the last of our Summer Shorts episodes last week and we are getting back to routine and back to our regular longer episodes.

Our online pretend best friend Gretchen Rubin says that September is another January and we love this concept and want to reiterate what this means to us as we get going in September of 2020.  We are attempting to get to the end of the never ending weekend that many of us have fallen into since the beginning of Covid times and take control of our habits and routines in these weird, still not 100% normal times.

In Ooh Me Likey, I’m into a book and Jenny’s liking a TV show that feels like an escape.

In You Win or You Learn my win is related to trying to tame the never-ending doom scroll and Jenny’s learn is also social media and tech related.  


Tune in and Listen Below



What You’ll Hear (and don’t want to miss!)


0:50: Intro

1:39: Episode 115 of The Improvement Project is where we dig into the fact that it’s September and it’s time to get back to routine.  We share some great advice from our friend Tommy Caldwell on 3 things you can add to your habits and routines to help give your health a boost this fall.

12:50:Ooh Me Likey: I’m into a book by Shonda Rhimes and Jenny is loving an Amazon Prime TV show that offers a bit of escape.

17:43:You Win or You Learn:  My learn is related to deleting an app off of my phone to avoid the doomscroll and Jenny’s learn is also related to social media challenges.

23:14: Outro


Resources + Links Mentioned in This Episode:


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Tommy Caldwell’s Newsletter

Book: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

TV Show: Parenthood on Amazon Prime


Share your thoughts… We’d love to hear from you!


What was your biggest take away from this episode? If you listen to us on the regular, we know that you are excited to get back to routine at this time of year.  What habits or routines are you digging back into now that it’s September?  Let us know!

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Peggy and Jenny sitting on a couchThe Improvement Project podcast is hosted by Dr. Peggy Malone and Jenny Couse.  Peggy is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness.  She is wife to the hilarious and heavily bearded John, with whom she takes many adventures as well as Cat Mom to the floofy ragdoll Amigo Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!  Jenny is a marketing professional in the international trade sector.  She and her husband Jeff are parents to hilarious 7 year old Ethan.  Her year of monthly habit resolutions in 2015 piqued her interests in how habits are created and best kept.

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Until next time,


Let’s get to work on improving your most important project.  That’s YOU!  Stay focused and get after it!

Thank you so much for listening.

Big Love,

Peggy and Jenny