Rosh Hashana, the autumn holiday on the Jewish calendar is near. Rosh Hashana is celebrated by going to the synagogue, refraining from doing work, using symbolism such as food to remind of us the holiday and spending time looking in.
In keeping with the introspection theme there are things that you can consciously tap into to make that process easier.
- Update your calendar. The Jewish new year signifies a new number year. A common practice is to receive a new calendar from banks, and grocery stores. Put in upcoming joyous occasions and copy any remaining activities and appointments onto your new calendar. Place your new calendar in a predominate place in your home as a reminder that the new year is arriving.
- Make a realistic resolution. Resolutions made during the American calendar new year are often lofty promises people make to say they are doing something good. This type of resolution just sets you up for failure. The goal should be to find something small that you know you can work on, even if you have a number of goals. Once you reach that goal, take on the next small goal until all of your goals are accomplished. Use as much time as needed to achieve it.
- View this time for what it is; renewal. Use this time to think of the importance of newness. Just like a student who is returning to school and has new school supplies, and clothing and happily looks forward to experiencing the newness of it all. You should see yourself with a renewed sense. Look forward to new changes that you can enact for yourself, and look forward to showing your new spiritual selves.
- Out with the old, in with the new. This time period is a time where everyone seems to make an extra effort to do more charity. Use this time to give away clothing that you may not need, give your time to help neighbors or the community to get errands done, or even donate food to a local pantry.
Shana tova umitoukha! CG94WTVA7CU8
Malka Maxwell lives on the East Coast of the United States with her children. How to Get Ahead With Resumes (revised) is her first published book.
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