It’s September and it’s time for new beginnings. For Mike and I, it’s the first day at school for some of our children – Mike’s son starts primary and my daughter starts secondary school.
So, is September the new January? Everyone sets their goals and new year’s resolutions at the start of the year but, for many, September is the most productive month – it’s even been scientifically proven by a US university!
It’s all down to the “Fresh Start” effect. Most of us take holidays during the summer, often to fit in with the school holidays. And, while we’re off, we can’t help thinking about our goals and big plans.
I know that I had nearly 4 weeks off in August – I had a pretty much complete break from work, but it gave me some time to think about some of the things I want to achieve, and some cool new ways of doing things, without the constant interruption of “real” work!
And we were all conditioned as kids to start a new year in September, so we do think of it as new beginning. At the very least, it gives you a chance to stop, pause and take a look at how you’re doing against the goals you set at the start of the year. And gives you nearly 4 months to achieve them before the end of the year.
So, what are goals are you going to set that you can achieve by Christmas?
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