Have you noticed that sometimes your system will get locked because there’s too much going on for it to keep up with?
When it’s time to reset you have to go back to basics. You have to restart and look at what’s really important and what isn’t. You have to see what programs you need and which ones just slow your system down. You must be selfish at this moment and let go of things that are bad for you just so you can move on.
Let’s do this together. Hit those three buttons with me in your life; control + alt + delete and exhale. You just did a major reset.
Just pretend for a moment that it’s that easy.
Now that you’re at the basics, let’s start a list and see what makes your heart soar. What keeps you going? What do you need to get through every day life?
Today is a new day. Love your selfie by doing something big. Follow your heart and let go of negative things and toxic people. Your mind, body, and spirit need it.
Here’s a list of real things you can do that will help you reset your life and to help those that have similar New Year’s resolutions.
* Talk a walk outside.
~ It will increase your senses for a clearer mind and it’s great for your health. Walking helps me brainstorm and mentally move through whatever it is that is stumping me. There is a great sense of clarity you can get when you breathe fresh air and are moving.
* Do your ohm thing.
~ Yoga isn’t a new flashy trend where chicks are showing off how bendy they are. Yoga is a spiritual practice of breathing and connecting with your body. Please use it for that. Use it to find your Zen space in your heart and in your life.
Meditation is a great way for you to connect with yourself. I love practicing yoga and then following it with meditation. It’s a great stress reliever and it’s great for my body as I’m battling Crohn’s Colitis.
* Say goodbye to toxic people.
~ An old friend of mine used to tell me that once a year he would “cut the fat” out of his life. He viewed this as a way to see if people were positive in his life or if they were simply taking up space and adding negativity to your mind or heart.
As much as I’m a people-pleaser, I’ve learned to love myself and with that I have learned to tell people when they hurt me and when I can’t be their friend anymore. It hurts but it is necessary for life. You can’t live a positive life if someone is intentionally trying to bring you down. Let them go.
* Yay to new things!
~ Find something new and exciting to do. There are a million things I want to do in life and so many of them are free. Make a list of things you want to do and start doing them. Life is too short to wait for another day to wait. Make your list and start checking off your bucket list items as you become more adventurous this year.
* Write, you must.
~ The concept of a reset in your life is intimidating. Make it less polarizing by writing out your thoughts on resetting your life.
Do you have goals you wish to accomplish? Do you have things you want to work past? Write them all out. Get it on paper so you can have that paper to hold yourself accountable.
~ Also, keep the piece of paper with you and if / when you’re every feeling stressed, just pull out your list and remind yourself of who you are, what your desires are, and why you want to stay on track.
* Laugh at everything.
~ Laughter instantly boosts your mood. Laugh at yourself. Laugh at life. Laugh when things go unplanned. Just laugh at the chaos of it all.
* Be Adele. Hello, it’s me …
~ Is there a friend that you no longer speak to? Were they a good friend to you? If so, reach out to them and reconnect. However, if someone wasn’t a good friend to you then you should leave that friend in the past. Move forward and connect with better friends that positively impact your life. Don’t waste your time and energy on things that are not good for you.
* Take a break for fun.
~ Have you hit writers block or a creative block of some kind? Take a quick break and do something fun. The truth is that none of us are getting out of life alive so do what brings you joy.
* Create a joy journal.
~ Start a joy and gratitude journal so you can write your happy and thankful moments down.
Even on your worst day you can find one small thing that made you grateful or joyful. Write that one thing even if it is just one word.
This helps your mind and heart stay connected to positivity.
* Dare to dream.
~ Create a vision board for this year. Include your personal, professional, physical, and philanthropic goals. Creating the vision board will help you get to make those dreams a reality.
* Organize and minimize.
~ Organize one thing a month for the rest of the year. Keep your space as minimal as you can. If you haven’t worn something or used something in the last year it is probably time for you to donate your things to someone else that truly needs what you have.
* Apologize and move on.
~ Is there someone you own an apology to? Apologize to them.
Does someone owe you an apology? The sad reality is that sometimes you won’t ever hear the apology that you deserve to hear. If this is the case, you must let this go. These people are toxic and they will never give you what you need, not even the two words that would mend your heart; “I’m sorry.” Sadly, this isn’t a relationship worth keeping.
* Unplug to connect.
~ Try to take 30 minutes to an hour a day to unplug. Turn off the computer, TV, and phone just for a bit. You need to connect with your environment, the people, and the pets in it. Spend time and connect like we used to before the internet was invented.
* Love Yourself.
~ Last but certainly not least, you must learn to love yourself. Love yourself hard. Love every single thing that makes you the amazing you.
You’re weird, I’m weird, every one is weird. Someone may not like you, in fact, they may hate you and it probably has nothing to do with you. Recognize that it’s their problem, not yours.
As I wrote this blog the other night, I couldn’t help but wonder, what does it look like when we’re ready to reset? Are we ready to make a change because we’re exhausted about our current situation or are we ready because we’re at a healthy point and the reset feels natural?
Either way, it’s a positive thing. Being open to change is a form of self-love because you’re able to do what’s best for you.
If you don’t love yourself enough to do what’s best for you than who will?
I whole-heartedly believe that you must love yourself enough to do what’s best for you. If you’re not happy, everything you come into contact with will feel that.
Put positive and loving vibes out into the universe so you can receive them back to you.
I snapped this picture last week when I was out of town for work so I would remember this commitment I made to myself. I hope you’ll do a reset if you need it.
Never forget, you are worthy of a loving and positive life. Love your selfie first!
Are you ready to reset your life?
Start with me today.