It’s been many years since I did a life reset. With so many things in my life that happened during the pandemic, I hadn’t had the time to figure out how my life should be. Here I am, thinking and writing. I have gone through so many chapters of my life. A change of career. A new life with my husband. Buying an apartment. The pandemic. With so many happenings, it is time to reset my life. It is fortunate timing that schools in Brunei are now wrapping up the end of the school year. That means that I have more time to focus on my life.
Craft spaces by decluttering
Have a literal reset of your living space, including the bed. I’ve learnt the hard way. If you don’t declutter your things, you won’t be able to visualise what you want to do. Somehow, the junk will keep piling up as what I’ve been going through since the move into our apartment.
Craft a master list
As I’m decluttering, I’m able to have a clear mind on what I want to have done with a certain space. This is when the master list helps. I would start filling up the master list as I go through every space. It will be a very unpredictable year for John and I so what we can do is just prepare for the plans that we have at hand and try to build our way around our Plans A to Z.
Craft your rewarding month
Let go of past events and people that could bring sorrow to your life and embrace the imperfection of your life. Not only that, resetting your life is not an easy task. I would take the month of December to reward myself for the entire year. It could be a staycation, travelling overseas or just spending time with the family. It would be the time when I would be able to “declutter” my mind by letting go and relaxing. It’s also a time when I could challenge myself to avoid social media.
Craft an ideal lifestyle.
Once your life has reset, you will start your journey in a new chapter. Start living a meaningful life. Think about how you want your ideal future to look.
I love to interview myself by asking the following questions.
- What would my ideal day be?
- What kind of goals would I want to have?
- What good habits that I want to have that I currently don’t?
- What is her home environment?
- What are the qualities that I want to possess in a relationship?
- What hobbies would I be able to share with someone in a relationship?
- What career would I venture into?
- What do I want to learn?
- What skills should I possess?
- What can support me in the future?
Once these questions are answered, I would create a digital vision board. I would look for pictures from Pinterest and compile them into a collage. That vision board would be on my Notion homepage to remind me every time on what my ideal lifestyle can be.
Having a system is also important. I would love to have a good start to the day when I’m on a reset month and for my ideal lifestyle for next year. To do that, I need to have a good night’s sleep. I’ve started building a weekly system showing what I need to do. Having an ideal system for your lifestyle can help so much in trying to track the new habits that you would like to have.
Craft your life categories
It’s an idea to organise your goals and sub-goals into categories that you would be able to fit into your ideal life. Look back at the master list and start to separate them. My master list is in Notion, so it would be easier for me to drag the items around. My list is, then, categorised into my personal, family and work life.
Practice your ideal lifestyle as soon as possible.
Don’t wait until the new year to start your resolutions. It’s been so long since I used the word “resolution” because they never stick to me. I use the word “lifestyle” because it can show me what I want to be for the year 2023. Once you have done it all, you can start right after. Start learning a new language or a new skill. Start now!
I hope you enjoy reading this post and may be able to take a few tips from this and start crafting your own reset month.
Good luck and stay tuned for more!