Make Change With A Life Reset
For the month of October, we are writing and sharing ideas about making a life reset. Not sure about you but I have had one of the most stressful years of my life. We have been resetting life all year. Working on a more joyful life experience.
We know that stress is one of the common reasons people seek out medical care and it doesn’t have to be that way if we just are willing to make a few simple adjustments to our lifestyle.
Here are some common signs of needing to take a closer look at your life and make changes that will benefit you in the long run.
You Are Experiencing Burnout
The first sign that you are in need of a reset in your life is when you are experiencing burnout. This often happens when you are either working too much or focusing so much on one thing, that the rest of your life is being neglected.
It is possible to have burnout even when you don’t feel “busy” constantly. Burnout can happen from focusing too much on one area of your life, which makes it to where you are so exhausted with that certain activity or aspect of your life, the rest of your life is kind of falling behind.
Our experience with burnout has helped us to take the approach of making tiny steps for big changes. Once we began to practice this much of the overwhelm was reduced and we began to feel better. Here is our blog post on Tiny Steps For Big Changes - https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/how-to-make-big-changes-by-tiny-steps
You Keep Trying (and Failing) New Things
Have you noticed that you keep trying new things toward a specific goal, but then you quit pretty soon afterward or lose your steam? This is a really good time to do a reset and try to find where your priorities are.
This isn’t always just a case of having no follow-through. Sometimes, it is because you need to reevaluate things, remind yourself why you set these goals, and figure out what tasks would be better suited for you to complete those goals.
You Haven’t Worked on Your Goals in a While
Maybe you have goals that you thought you really wanted, but you never seem to work on them much. Things happen and lives get busy, but if it has been months or even years, then now is the time to either decide how to reach those goals, or replace them with something else you are more passionate about.
We have a full post on goal setting to help you if you haven’t worked on your goals in a while here - https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/behavior-based-approach-to-goal-setting-and-goal-achieving
You Feel Stuck, Helpless, or Unmotivated
And lastly, if you have been feeling a little stuck, lost, or just unmotivated, it is time to look at your life and figure out what isn’t quite working for you. These feelings can come from many things, from your mental health to just being overworked.
Start writing in a journal to figure out why you are experiencing these emotions, and work on a life reset so you can get down to what is happening and why you feel this way.
We began using a journal back in 2015 after my mother died. It was a sad, stressful time and I made the decision that I preferred to get my feelings down on paper than live in all the pain. It was the best thing I did at the time. Here are some benefits of using a journal for a life reset:
Studies Have Shown:
✓ People who journal experience better moods.
✓ Journaling helps to reduce stress.
✓ Regular journaling is an effective tool to fight depression and anxiety.
✓ People who journal don’t get sick as often.
✓ Healing from medical procedures occurs faster in people who journal as opposed to those who don’t.
Where the Magic Really Happens When Your Journal
✓ Your mood improves
✓ Your anxiety lessens
✓ You gain clarity
✓ You see things as they are
✓ You become a Problem-Solver
✓ Helps you to see the rhythm of your life
✓ Journaling becoming therapy
✓ You get to know yourself better
✓ You resolve disagreements better
✓ You discover the truth about yourself
There is a Journal for Everything
Journaling Tips For A Life Reset
✓ Write by hand
✓ Choose your journal to fit your needs
✓ Start simply
✓ Ignore the word count
✓ Embrace inspiration
✓ Choose the best time of day
✓ Go into detail
✓ Focus on the emotion
✓ Don’t beat yourself up
✓ Make journaling part of your routine
✓ Forget perfectionism
✓ Try a brain dump
✓ Let therapy happen
✓ Use a writing prompt
✓ Get artistic
Share any ideas on how to experience the best life reset in the comments below.
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