It is 1 October 2018.
It is the start of a new month.
I am aware that others see a new start in a new year. However, I see a new start in a new month.
The planner gets updated, the goals are reworked/reset, and you get to write a new month on all of your paperwork.
It is a new time.
If the past month was unkind to you, take this as a new start.