2023 is almost here, and naturally, as you plan for the festivities you begin to reflect on the year behind you and think about resetting your life. This is natural as we often think about the new year as a clean slate or an opportunity to make small changes in our life.
But for some people, changing the year ahead is more than just a small effort. For some, it can inspire the effort to completely change, to move forward to a new chapter, or to reset our lives completely.
The latter effort can help you completely reprioritize your purpose, and allow you to focus forward on a better path. This can be very healthy if you feel your current trajectory is unhealthy. For instance, perhaps you’re planning to completely quit drinking in the new year, or hope to get your diabetes under control with a new diet. Maybe you just want to get in shape or work on your temper.
Those fundamental resets can also require many different life decisions. This begs the question – how possible and probably is “resetting your life” in the first place? In this post, we’ll discuss all of that and more:
First, Resetting Your Life Isn’t A One-Person Show
When thinking of your new ‘reset’ approach, it’s very easy to think that you need to be uber-self-serious about it all from the jump. But there’s no reason to think that way. It’s quite alright to ask for help if you need it.
For instance, with a capable personal trainer you can more easily keep on top of your new workout schedule, learn how to weightlfit with proper form; and certainly implement that sense of discipline you need to flourish. Does using professional help make you less capable of improvement? Of course not, if anything it provides you a sense of orientation and helps you bust past your bad habits.
Don’t Take On Too Much At Once
A ‘reset’ often feels like you have to be a completely different person, and of course, it’s not hard to try and fight against everything that you’ve wanted to change now you have the energy and time to do so. But that’s not always helpful. It can actually prevent you from focusing on the path in front of you. Take things one at a time, or at most plan for two improvements.
Such an effort will help you retain your energy, and also concentrate properly on each task. Then you can move forward with a real sense of momentum, which can then be used to generate a better habit elsewhere. As you can see, building the wall brick by brick is always superior.
What Do You Actually Want?
It’s very easy to try and plan for someone elses’ idea of who you should be, particularly if you have quite strong personalities around you. But it’s good to step back and consider what you actually hope for your ‘reset’ to entail.
It might just be that now your children have flown the nest, you want to spend some time reconnecting with yourself and engaging in hobbies, especially now you have spare rooms to enjoy them in. Forcing yourself to adapt to a pursuit you have no interest in can only make you feel tired, and leave you liable to stop partaking in that activity.
With this advice, you’re sure to ‘reset’ your life in the healthiest, most measured manner.