Have you fallen a little off track recently? Are you experiencing a lack of focus and productivity? Do you have goals but aren’t sure how to get started? All f this and more can be improved when you do a life reset.
Life resets come in many forms and can be done year-round, but when it comes to the big changes in your life, doing them every three months or seasonally can be beneficial.
Unlike a weekly or monthly reset, the seasonal 90-day resets are more for setting goals, setting new intentions in your life, going through some big cleaning and organizing tasks, and changing your routines for the next three months.
Here are some habits and steps you can go through for a 3-month reset.
Reflect on Your Life Path
The first thing you can do with a seasonal reset is to take some time to reflect on your current life path. Where are you heading in life? What are your priorities and goals? What has been going right or wrong recently? Be open and honest by journaling how your life is going and what would help in the next three months to change your life.
Reassess Your Goals and Create New Ones
Once you take some time to reflect on your life, you can then start getting more specific about your goals. This should always start with goal progress and reassessing your past or current goals before creating new ones.
Always be realistic with your goals, choosing attainable ones aligned with what you want most out of life. Think about what would make you happy or help move your life positively.
Set New 90-Day Intentions
Similar to goals, your intentions are what you plan to do with your life over the next 3 months. This can go beyond what you see as your goals and get into the small things, like habits or routines, adding more self-care, and more social time with friends.
Consider the season coming up and what special occasions there might be. Think about intentions as simply what you plan to do with your time during those months instead of goals you have to complete.
Declutter, Clean, and Organize
With a 90-day reset, it is a good idea to go through some of your cleanings and organizing tasks that either take more time or you don’t get to as often. Think of some of the bigger cleaning tasks: declutching your closets, cleaning the windows, and cleaning your garage.
Create New Habits for the Next Season
Now is a great time to create new habits for the next three months. You can consider this a 90-day challenge where you commit to doing at least one thing for the next season. What habit have you wanted to incorporate into your life but haven’t yet committed to? Choose one lifestyle habit and commit to doing it daily for 90 days. This can help tremendously with resetting your life and routine every three months.
Journal for Gratitude, Reflection, and Personal Growth
Another way to use your journal during a seasonal reset is to focus more on your gratitude and reflection. Not just your goals and plans for the next 3 months but what you are currently going through, what you are grateful for, and any personal growth plans you have.
Starting and ending your resets with journaling provides you with reflection and clarity.
Life Reset Prompts
What is your idea of a dream life?
How is your current life different from what you want?
What are your biggest life bucket list items?
What would make you truly happy?
When do you feel the most joy?
What makes you feel down?
What challenges are you trying to overcome?
What new life path do you want to go down?
How are you working toward your goals?
What obstacles are getting in the way of your goals?
What do you feel is holding you back?
How do you get in your own way?
What do you hope to gain from a life reset?
What needs to change in your life right now?
Add ten things to your life to-do list.
What is the most meaningful to you in your life?
Do you have a good support system?
Who or what inspires you?
How are you dealing with burnout?
When do you tend to lose your motivation?
If you could have any immediate change, what would you choose?
What do you want your future to look like?
Choose some daily affirmations.
What intentions do you have for your life?
Write a letter to your future self about your life.
How to Do a Daily 10-Minute Reset
When people think about doing resets, their mind often goes to weekly or monthly resets, trying to set big goals and make big changes. While these resets are amazing, they are not the only ones that can positively impact your life.
If you have only a few minutes today, you can do a reset. This is not as much about making big implemental changes, but rather resetting your mind and giving you a few minutes of quiet and peace so that you can gain more clarity before going on with the rest of your day.
Unplug and Remove Distractions
Start your quick reset session by unplugging and removing distractions. Turn off your phone or at least turn it to “do not disturb” so you won’t get any notifications. Choose a time for this quick reset when nobody will be bothering you. This might be early in the morning, late at night, or during a work break.
Once all distractions are gone, give yourself a few minutes to sit in the quiet and calm and let your mind go wherever it wants to. Whether you meditate or do some breathing exercises to be mindful, this can help you prepare your mind for the reset.
If you are struggling to get into a calm state and have the extra time, go for a quick walk in a peaceful environment, which will help tremendously with getting into a more mindful state.
Write in Your Journal
By this point, you are ready to write in your journal. For a quick daily reset, do a brain dump of anything on your mind. The brain dump has no rules, so you don’t have to use prompts or set a time limit. Just write down whatever is on your mind, and allow the subjects and thoughts to change as often as needed.
Make a List of Your Current Highs and Lows
Jot down a quick list of the highs and lows in your life right now or just in the past day or so. What has been good? What has been not so good? What did you accomplish recently? What have you been struggling with?
This should only take a couple of minutes, as it is simply a list of your current highs and lows. It gives you a brief look at how things are going and what areas of your life you might need to focus on.
Write Down Your Current Intentions
Before your reset is over, write down some intentions you have right now. With a quick, 10-minute reset, you don’t need to add much detail. Just a list of your intentions and goals at this moment in your life is more than enough.
Here are some ideas:
- Cleaning and organizing tasks
- A phone call you need to make
- Fun activities you want to do
- Texting a friend to hang out
- Brainstorming your new business
- Trying a new recipe
- Focusing on your self-care
Choose Your Top 3 Priorities
Lastly, you can finish your reset by writing down three priorities, whether they are 3 things to get done today, this week, or simply shortly. This is anything that you have wanted to get done and haven’t had time for, want to add to your to-do list or areas of your life you haven’t put a lot of time and effort into.
This helps you to refocus on what is most important to you.
Habits to Add to Your Weekly Reset
Start your week by doing a weekly reset the Sunday before (or whichever day comes before your work week). Weekly resets are an amazing way to spend a few minutes every weekend reviewing your past week, self-reflection, and making plans for the upcoming week.
They help keep you on track, make you more productive, and give you a little self-care time without distractions. Here are some of the best habits to add to your weekly reset.
Your weekly reset will always start with some reflection journaling. This can be in the form of a brain dump where you write whatever is on your mind or by using reflection journal prompts so you can focus your thoughts a little better.
Journaling helps so much because a big part of the reset is reflecting on your life, what you want to change, what new habits you have in mind, and what challenges you have been facing. With journaling, you can clarify things you don’t always think about.
Goals and Intentions for the Week
You also want to set your intentions for the week and any goals you have. Remember, this is just a weekly reset, so the goals should be attainable only for the following week. The mistake people often make is trying to fit too many things in a short period of time.
Think of what you can get done in 7 days or less, considering your time this week and what else you have going on. Try to add at least one goal that you have been putting off and can get one this week, even if it’s just running an errand or decluttering one drawer that often gets overlooked.
Creating Your Weekly Schedule
Once you know what goals you have for the week, you can set your weekly schedule. This should be a balanced, well-rounded schedule, including work tasks, personal goals, habits, time with friends and loved ones, self-care, workout routines, and anything else on your list.
It helps to start with appointments and meetings in your schedule, then begins adding the next most important task and keep going until you finish off with the more optional tasks. Your schedule should never be all work or all play. Make it balanced.
Food, Exercise, and Habits
The weekly reset is the perfect time to focus on it if you are working on incorporating new healthy habits into your routine. Choose a few healthy habits to incorporate into your life this week, such as drinking more water, cooking your dinner every night, or going to the gym three days this week.
Chores and Errands
Don’t forget to do a few quick chores or run errands during your weekly reset. This is when you are focused on preparing for the following week, and sometimes that includes grocery shopping, meal prep, laundry, cleaning, and whatever else you need to get done before your new week starts.
The weekly reset is when you can get some of this done, as it helps you to prioritize tasks you don’t get to during the week when life is so busy and chaotic you don’t have the extra time.
Lastly, add in some weekly self-care! Even if you do self-care daily, you should also have weekly self-care activities. These are the activities you do over the weekend or on a day off. Maybe you go to brunch with a friend, hike, or have a lazy day indoors.
Make it something you do for yourself, whether alone or with others.