I’ve never been big on New Year’s resolutions on the first of January, for several reasons. Firstly, it always seems so contrived and superficial – setting a specific date to start something new, when there’s no reason not to start anything afresh on any given Tuesday or on the 5th of any said month. Secondly, I would often hear friends joking just weeks into January about how their personal promises to be healthier, renew one’s expired gym membership or take on that new mixed martial arts class had already fallen by the wayside. (Or in some cases, by the “waist-side”)!It seems that many people set themselves up for some form of disappointment just days or weeks into the new calendar year. As a life coach, I truly believe you don’t need to wait for a specific date to begin a new chapter in your life, no matter whether it’s a personal or professional change. When the time is right, it’s simply right.So it’s with a healthy dose of humor and a wry smile that I often wonder why I feel so differently at the start of the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah. The start of the Jewish year 5780 was marked across the globe this year on the last day of September and the first day of October.