I watch the Project Sinai Rosh Hashanah video. http://www.projectsinai.org/index.php/en/video/109/rosh-hashanah
The video discussed how the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah is called "Elul" in hebrew, which is a time of spiritual preparation and reflection as we are judged for our actions on Rosh Hashanah. The video explains that we should not dread or fear the holiday, but rather embrace it and be mindful of living well and doing good things. I find this concept very applicable and interesting as I believe that 1) it is important to take time out, reflect and assess ourselves and how we can improve 2) improvement / change takes time and should not be rushed or feared, the same way that we should not cram or fear Rosh Hashanah.