There are so many things that we women have on our minds, a lot of things that we want to do and sometimes we just don’t manage to fit everything into our schedule.
And I know what you’re thinking: “But, how can I take care of everything if I don’t have time?”
Well, here is the answer: a reset day! I use every Sunday as my reset day.
A Reset day. Sound fancy, right? Well, what if I told you it’s much simpler than it seems?
A reset day is nothing more than a day where you get to tie up all loose ends around your life. It’s a day to do those little things that have been running through your mind for days or even weeks but that you never had the time (or patience) to do it. You can also use reset days for being self-care days as well. But, it can be tricky to know just where to start.
Here are some of my favorite ways I reset my
1. Take a break from technology. You probably spend most of your day staring at screens: your phone, computer, and TV. This constant exposure to technology can make you feel drained and disconnected, so try switching off all electronic devices for at least one hour each day. If you need to stay connected, put your phone on airplane mode or in another room while you read or listen to music.
2. Go outside and get some fresh air. The sun can give us Vitamin D and help our body produce serotonin (a hormone that makes us feel happy). Being outside also helps us be more mindful because we have to pay attention to our surroundings instead of being distracted by our phones or laptops. Take a walk around the block or go on a hike if there’s enough daylight left after work!
3. Take a long shower and enjoy being in the moment. Create an at-home spa for yourself. Light some candles, put on relaxing music.
4. Meditate or practice gratitude. Although I pray every day, I spend extra time talking to God on my reset days. This resets not only my mind but my soul.
5. Meal Planning for the week. Since I have a career and I write books/blogs and write recipes, my days are super busy, so meal planning has been a game-changer for me. (I wrote an entire blog on Meal Planning).
6. Go for a drive in the country.
7. Try a new recipe.
8. Clean out your closet or any space that stresses you out.
9. Call a friend or family member you haven’t spoken with in quite some time.
10. Take a nap. Naps are wonderful.
Make this list your own, or come up with additional ideas. I would love to hear how you reset your day!