Getting Back On Track: Hit The Reset Button
We all plan for new year and set new goals as new year resolution. It's time to reset our lives or getting it back on track.
In his book, What They Don’t Teach You in the Harvard Business School, author Mark
McCormack tells a study about the students in the 1979 MBA program. The graduate
students were asked if they had set clear written goals for their future and made plans to
accomplish them. 13% had goals but didn’t write them down. 3% had written them down.
84% had no goals. 10 years later, the graduates were interviewed again. The 13% who had
goals were earning an average of twice as much as the 84% who had no goals. The 3%
who had clearly defined and written their goals, were earning an average of 10 times their
Clearly, setting goals is powerful. Plan your life out. Thinking about your future isn’t nearly
as effective as writing down your goals. You can only witness change and progress by
defining a strong purpose for your life and working effortlessly to achieve it. Without
concrete, measurable, and achievable goals and a working system to help you reach your
goals, your days lose their flavor and life becomes boring. You’ve got to have excitement
for the future to do something worthwhile with your life and career.
Why I Need To Hit The Reset Button
As financial year-end was near I was running to achieve the target . I had prioritized my work in place of my daily routine of eating healthy on time, exercising, learning new skills, etc. I have a relatively busy schedule to keep me occupied, but there are certain parts of the day when I find myself unmotivated with my current situation.
When that happens, I start scrolling through Instagram, watching endless YouTube videos, cleaning the apartment... basically anything except what’s on my to-do list. Eventually, this creates more boredom because I end up comparing my life to other people and wishing my life didn’t feel boring. It’s a vicious circle that doesn’t benefit me in any way.
I’ve also been dealing with some negative thoughts (as you can probably tell by that last paragraph). I’ve been doubting myself and where my life is going. There’s this pressure from society for me to settle down and or go for higher studies. I feel both lost in my memories of my early twenties and anxious about approaching my thirties. All in all, I’m feeling this urge to hit the reset button on my life. I haven’t been taking care of myself fully over the past few months, and I know it’s time to make a few changes to my life.
When you’re feeling restless or unmotivated, it’s important to really listen to what’s going on internally. What is causing these feelings? Is it overworking, not doing work that’s fulfilling, or feeling disconnected with what you want to do and what others want you to do?
Small changes that helped me to get back on track
· Sticking to an evening routine
· Going to bed earlier when possible
· Monitoring daily digital usage and keep it under control
· Exercising or going for a walk
· Journalism: Reviewing each day
· Painting: Helped to relief the stress and anxiety
Now that I’ve shared what’s been helping me, let’s talk about what you can do to hit the reset button in your life.
How To Hit Your Reset Button (https://theblissfulmind.com/2018/09/16/hit-the-reset-button/)
In order to hit the reset button, you have to figure out where you’re at right now and what changes you can make. A simple way to do this is through an exercise called the Wellness Wheel.
AT THE END OF THE EXERCISE, YOUR WHEEL MIGHT LOOK A LITTLE LIKE THIS:
Once you’re done, you can see which areas need the most attention. From here, try to focus on a few small changes you can make over the next three to six months based on the areas that you feel need the most work.
Choosing to work on a few life areas at once may not sound as exciting as an entire life overhaul, but this method is more sustainable than trying to do everything right away.