Life can get a little hectic sometimes, leaving you with a mountain of tasks that need to get done. This could be the result of taking on more than you can handle, overworking yourself, or prioritizing the wrong things. Creating a reset routine can help you get out of this rut and set yourself up for a productive week ahead.
What Is a Reset Routine?
Reset routines are a bunch of tasks you do to get your life back on track. You want to dedicate a whole day to clean, organize, and get errands out of the way. Not everyone takes the time to do this, but it could be beneficial for productivity. Think of it as a form of self-care where you hit refresh and get ready for a new week.
When Should You Do a Reset Routine?
Ideally, you want to do a reset routine at the end of the week or the end of every month. Assess which habits have been working for you lately and what you can do to pick up the slack. A great way to get started with a reset day is to do a brain dump of things you want to do. Then, you can and narrow it down to tasks that align with your goals for the week.
Things to do on a Reset Day
The goal of a reset routine is to give yourself a clean slate. Use this as a guide and create your own checklist that could help improve your productivity.
- Do a digital declutter — clear your inbox, phone gallery, or folders and delete apps you no longer use.
- Deep clean your home — throw out old receipts, paperwork, and do house chores you’ve been putting off.
- Plan and organize — update your calendar and schedule your meetings and activities for the upcoming week. Make sure to include time to catch up with friends and family.
- Feed your soul — pamper yourself, read a book, or take a nap in between strenuous tasks.
Everyone’s reset routine will look different and what you do on that day depends on your priorities. The objective of each reset day is to feel refreshed and prepared for the week ahead.