Sometimes you are ready for major life changes. Maybe life has stagnated a little (isolation can definitely do this to you), or you are in a new phase of life and you want to make a change by adjusting to your lifestyle.
Judging by the conversations I have had with you, it seems to me that many of us are either starting a new job, or quitting our jobs to do your part-time job entirely, or perhaps you are like me and are moving!
I am currently packing my bags to move to Portland, Oregon. And in doing so, I decided to share my journey on our Instagram page and start a six-month challenge to improve our lives.
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Here are some ideas on how to schedule a weekend reboot.
1. Place approval folders on your phone.
Every time you look at them, you see the statements you have established that fit the category perfectly. You can also change your backup account and passwords to include positive statements or goals that you have.
2. Change your style
Use Pinterest as inspiration to change your style a little. Or give yourself a new haircut, or add a fun color to your hair. Experiment with fun new looks that will add a little spice to your life.
3. Organize your refrigerator or pantry.
Buy yourself new glassware to store food and tidy up the refrigerator. Look for tips on how to keep food fresh for longer, and after every trip to the grocery store, make it a habit to chop and cut things as soon as they get into your home.
4. Clean and rearrange furniture.
Shake up your Feng Shui at home. You don’t need to buy a lot of things to make your home look different; you can just do a deep cleaning and move a few things around to feel like you have a new vibe.
5. Make redecoration in a small room.
If you don’t want to rearrange furniture, you can also renovate a small space. Maybe you could make a meditation corner or decorate your patio. Find one place in your home that you want to use better and make it a cozy place to relax.
6. Change your technical background.
I love to update my equipment (phone, computer) every month with new background wallpaper. It’s like a little mini reset every month. If you need an activity that can be done in just a couple of minutes, do it now! Everygirl always has a great technical background.
7. Plan a healthy meal for the week.
We’re all about meal planning, whether it’s preparing a meal in advance or just deliberate meal planning. Get inspired by food. Maybe buy a deep fryer or something and try new fun recipes. It’s always much better to plan your meals in advance so you feel ready to go early in the week.
8. Use the new platform to organize your life.
We are very partial to ClickUp, but it is a very interesting platform for organizing your life. You can customize everything to your liking – making it a great way to feel like you are rebooting and collecting your life.
We have a ClickUp course with over a dozen templates that you can flip through if you want to pull your life together on the platform.
9. Reset your mailbox.
Organize your email and put everything in folders so you don’t have to open it all the time and worry (just me?). I use shortcuts like “ASAP” for urgent messages that need to be answered before the end of the day, “receipts” for storing all my business receipts and about 10 more folders to sort things out. 10/10 recommend finding a system that works for you and unsubscribing from anything unnecessary.
10. Organize your desktop and bookmarks.
What do your folders look like on your desktop? Is everything organized there so that you can easily find it? You can even use a concept like GSD to organize your background and use similar wallpapers. I find these tasks useful when you’re a little bored on the weekend, but want to feel like you’re doing something productive while Netflix is running in the background.
11. Buy (or borrow) some new books.
Buy yourself a library card or buy some new books from your local bookstore. Having a few new books to read this season gives you a reason to look forward to. Maybe you can try a genre you haven’t read in a while, or make yourself a fun reading goal that will inspire you to read more books. (link to read on blog)
12. Challenge yourself with a new 30-day habit.
Try as much as 30 or sober up for 30 days. It can be such a good reset practice when you are doing something that pushes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to adopt healthier habits. Thirty days is long enough to challenge you, but short enough for you to stand up to. Strengthening muscle integrity is very important in the self-improvement process.
13. Build a new morning routine.
A morning routine is a great way to start the day before diving into work. This allows you to prioritize yourself and your needs first, before embarking on meeting the demands of the world on your part. Create a morning routine that makes you feel grateful, refreshed, and inspired before your day at work. Whether it’s visualization, prayer, exercise, or just reading a good book, you have to figure out how it looks to you.
14. Give up the phone
We are so obsessed with our phones these days and sometimes the best reset we can do is turn off the network for a couple of days. If that’s not an option for you, try setting time limits for the app or adding an hour without a phone to your morning routine so you can specifically spend time away from the screen.
15. Change a routine that doesn’t work
Talking about routine, you may have some that don’t work for you. Think about what habits and routines don’t work for you, and make some adjustments. I love having a daily routine, but I also know that I need to interrupt it from time to time to make sure I’m living a life that doesn’t have repetition. If you usually drink coffee at home every morning, go to a coffee shop.
Take up a new sport. Go to a trendy restaurant. Drive to the nearest town. Just do something out of the ordinary and you will be surprised how much more inspiration you will feel if you feel sluggish.
16. Invite yourself out on a date.
Dress for no reason. Go out to dinner, buy yourself some flowers, and make yourself a special evening. You don’t need anyone to invite you. And if you’re in a relationship, there are even more reasons for a solo date. You are the one who spends every minute with you, so remember to be your own best friend and take time for yourself.
17. Unsubscribe and unsubscribe
Unsubscribe on social networks to get rid of everything that did not fill you with joy and inspiration. Maybe you need to drown out some of your friends and family who leave you in a bad mood. There is nothing wrong with pausing certain content.
Who you follow and follow can affect your mental health, and it’s important to remind yourself that you have the opportunity to give up what you don’t like right now. You can always subscribe to them later.