We don't have to be in fourth grade to get a fresh start in this new school year. Create your own fresh start. Assign yourself a "first day of school".
Go out and buy a new journal, pick up a great pen. Or get a new case for your iPad or laptop. Something that symbolizes a fresh start. Then find a quiet moment or two to decide what the new year will bring for you.
- Maybe you need a new teacher. Find a mentor, someone you trust that has something to teach and invite them for coffee.
- Weekly Planning is a good way to get fresh start. Pick an exact day and time each week that you'll commit 20-30 minutes planning the week. Write down your appointments and tasks and assign them a time in your calendar. If you have a family, it's good to do this together on Sunday night or Saturday morning.
- Maybe it's time to pick your new friends for the year. Maybe you need a whole new playground. Jim Rohn said, "you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with." Take a look around, maybe it's time for an upgrade.
- Maybe you need to make sure you take a recess each day. All work and no play makes you exhausted, cranky, and not all that interesting overall.