As the new school year starts and the Jewish New Year approaches this month we have new beginnings. It is a time to reflect on what we have done in the past to make things right and how we can change to make things better. Look into your actions, plan for the further and designate a time and place for working on changes. One way to start this is by keeping a journal of your deeds, actions, wishes and logging your process. Each day write down what you could like to accomplish and how you would begin to go about it.
You can use a calendar or a blank notebook. The idea is to make yourself feel accountable to something and committed for change. If you look back at this notebook often you will see a pattern. You can then decide if you need help to change or just constant practice and reinforcement. Change begins in baby steps with positive reinforcement and rewards. Give yourself time to work on these new adventures and ideas. You will be successful if you are patient with yourself and see some improvement. Remember all beginnings are hard at the start but rewarding in the end.