At what age do you stop thinking that September is the start of the school year? I still buy school year diaries because I have a hard time breaking this habit. Forget about January. Nothing new happens in January. January becomes increasingly cold, dark, and gloomy. But September is full of new beginnings, fresh starts, and exciting challenges. New Year’s resolutions in January are meaningless. The year starts with a hangover and the diet you promised only fails when you’re left with half a can of Quality Street and a stocking full of sweets. Your exercise plan quickly disappears when you realize that there is no possibility of jogging in the snow. It’s cold, dark, and miserable, so it’s no wonder New Year’s resolutions are hard to come by. In January, I look forward to cuddling up on the couch with a blanket and a box of chocolates. However, September is a different matter. Since we were four years old, we have been programmed to think of September as the month of change. A fresh pencil case full of new ideas and thoughts, a well-ironed uniform that will make you look smart and tidy for the first time all year, and a brand new lunch box filled with all your favorite snacks. I feel the same sense of anticipation and excitement in September. After a long, lazy summer, my brain feels like it needs a workout. I’m ready to put in some good old hard work. Come September, you’ll want to get serious and start working on some new projects. After three months of barbecuing and drinking in beer gardens, my body is craving healthy food and exercise, but it’s still warm enough to go for a jog in the great outdoors is. I’ve happily dusted off my gym membership and am itching to go. Forget about the new year, because September is the month to make resolutions, boost your health, boost your energy, and get motivated for everything. What are your resolutions for September?