There’s something so amazing about a fresh start — the chance to just leave behind mistakes and begin again. Yes, there’s a lot to be said about sticking it out but sometimes? Sometimes you’ve got to go back to 0 to get to 100. You’ve got to reset.
Here’s the 4 step reset process that I’ve used with clients. It works really well without being overwhelming and you can do it without leaving home!
Pick one day of the week to observe. Start from the moment you wake up and keep going until you go to bed. Record EVERYTHING. Why? It’s tough to know exactly what you need to reset without knowing where you’re going wrong. The answer isn’t always as obvious as you think.
Give specific focus to these areas if you're focusing on wellness:
Once you’ve recorded everything, reflect on the data for at least 30 minutes. What is working well for you? What’s holding you back? Where could you improve?
It’s also a helpful practice to get an external opinion on this. You could ask a friend, roommate, partner, colleague or coach. What do they see you doing that is really good or where could you improve? Write all of these ideas and suggestions down so that you can reflect properly.
Using your assessment, look at what you could do differently from the moment you wake up until the moment you go to bed. Keep this realistic and attainable. Yes it would be amazing to wake up doing yoga and sip tropical juice by the pool in a foreign country, but that’s not always possible. (I mean sometimes it is….)
Some ideas might include waking up 15 minutes earlier, drinking water when waking up, sitting down for lunch, leaving earlier for work or doing a 15 minute workout as soon as getting home. Here's an example to help inspire you:
7:30am Wake-up (Better: Get up 7:15am)
8:00am Run to Shower (Better: Meditate 5 minutes)
9:00am Run out the door (Better: Leave calmly at 8:50am)
9:30am Grab a croissant to go (Better: Buy/bring a healthy breakfast and eat slowly at work)
These are just some inspiring ideas on how your "home reset" can start. Notice these are all small steps. Together, they add up to quite a lot though so you'll want to be sure to look at commitment 4 so that you don't get overwhelmed...
You're not going to change everything in a day. There are a lot of small choices you make every moment that build up to the way you feel by the end of it. In themselves these choices don't seem like much but when added together? They are VERY powerful. That can be good but it can also be challenging if you're trying to reset.
So remember this... changing everything in one go will not work in the long term. This is why lifestyle changes are better than diets and why working out consistently x3 a week is better than killing yourself in the gym x6 days a week.
With this in mind, you want to pick 3 things MAXIMUM in your day that you will improve. Then decide on a timeline; how long you want to focus on just these 3? You could take 1 week, 3 weeks etc. Be honest with yourself about how long you think it will take.
To give you an idea, I divide this trio reset into these categories: Food, Fitness & Mindset when I work with clients. An example of this might be:
Big Goal: Eat healthier
Small Goal for next 3 Weeks: Eat healthy breakfast
Big Goal: Feel more energetic during the week
Small Goal for next 3 Weeks: Add small bursts of physical activity during day
Big Goal: Decrease stress
Small Goal for next 3 Weeks: Make mornings less stressful
Your reset is right there waiting for you. You just have to be ready to make a few small commitments each day in a thoughtful way. Doing even one of these mini commitments will put you on that amazing restart path. What will you reset?
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