We all have those moments when we feel like life is getting away from us.
This is when a quick life reset can help you regain a bit of control.
In this article I will show you how to do a quick life reset in a weekend.
I have three kids, a husband who travels for work (although that has lessened this last year), and a business that needs my attention.
What I am saying is, just like everyone else, there are times when life takes over and you let things slip.
For years I have, when necessary, allotted a weekend where I would play catch up. I call this my life reset weekend.
What is a life reset weekend?
A quick life reset, to me at least, means, a weekend where I and/or my entire family, gather up all the loose ends of our lives.
This can be anything from getting on top of the washing, bringing away the recycling, writing all of my appointments down or an entire house clean up.
It could also be things like taking a good look at what is or isn’t working in your life and you wish to create more structure.
You need to look at your own life to determine what it is that needs attention.
How to do a quick life reset in a weekend.
The night before:
It all starts with your mindset. Getting your head into the right frame of mind is half of the battle.
Not only do I get my head in the right frame of mind, but I also tell my family what it is I am going to do, so that they too are on the same page as I am.
Now is the time to reflect on where you are right now, what is it that needs your attention? What needs the most time or doing first.
What does the end result look like? You need to know this one, otherwise you won’t know when to stop, or see when enough is enough.
- Plan it
Plan out your weekend, down to the amount of time you give yourself to complete each task or area.
- Don’t forget:
Include your dinner plans in your plan. You will be exhausted by the end of the day and to have dinner as good as done will make all the difference. This is the perfect time to pull out the slow cooker.
It’s not about perfection, it’s just a reset. A chance to set things straight and in some sort of order.
Today you are going to concentrate on your physical surroundings, errands and weekly menu.
- Start off by getting up early and start a load of washing and preparing dinner.
- Now you are going to begin with a quick house tidy up. Going from room to room putting everything back in it’s place.
- Note: to help you get through the day quickly, use a timer. Give yourself, say, 15 minutes per room. This will with feeling challenged, and makes it a bit more fun, and to help with not feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work that needs doing.
- Use a basket, you can put everything that does not belong in room into it and then empty all items into their correct place.
- Gather all your recycling, good will items, packages needing to go to the post office, items for the drycleaners, etc, and place them by the front door ready to go.
- Keep going with the washing.
- Fridge, pantry and freezer are next on the list. Go through each and make a list of all the items that need to be eaten.
- From your above list, create your menu for the week and your shopping list.
- Run errands or ask your partner to do them for you.
- To finish the day off, grab all the washing that needs folding, plonk yourself in front of a movie, fold all the washing and put away.
Today is not going to be less physically intense than yesterday.
- Today you can start by finishing any chores that were not completed.
- Continue with the washing, if necessary.
- Now you can go through the house and in one go, dust, vacuum, and mop.
- Attend to all of your appointments by placing them into our telephones, along with any alarms to help you remember.
- Gather any papers or items needed for these upcoming appointments, placing them where you can’t forget them.
- On to the computer now. Clean out your mailbox and answer any and all emails that require a response.
- Revisit your goals and plans. What works and what doesn’t. Write down or use an App to help you keep on track.
- Take a look at your daily routines and revise what is not working.
- Attend to any loose ends.
- Sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Just remember that this list is only a suggestion. It’s intention is just to guide you. Add to it anything you need to. You know best what you need to do.
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