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2023 Author: Malcolm Clapton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-07-28 10:38
If you have abandoned good habits, and all goals seem unattainable, it's time to take a break.
What it is
Things pile up, you don't have time for anything, stress intensifies. In this case, you need to take a day break, advises. Take a day off in the middle of the week to get things in order. Of course, it could be done on Saturday or Sunday, but it is not that effective. On the weekend, you will surely have other things to do, you will want to be with friends and family. In addition, some of the list can only be done on weekdays.
Reboot Day is eight quiet hours of getting life back on track and fixing whatever went wrong.
This is the line that separates the past from the future and energizes.
How to organize
Set aside eight hours for everything. You don't have to do each one for 60 minutes. If you did it faster, go to the next item. But if you don't fit in one hour, temporarily put it aside and move on. It is important to go through all the stages of the reboot. Unfinished little things can be completed in the seventh hour.
1. Clean up the house
Tidy at home is the first step to tidy life. When you get rid of the clutter and put everything in its place, it will be easier to organize your thoughts. Just don’t get carried away, don’t spend all day cleaning.
- Do the washing up.
- Remove any clutter from your kitchen countertops and wipe them down.
- Put the washed items back in place.
- Make your bed.
- Take the trash out of the bin.
- Vacuum areas where dust and debris is visible.
- Disassemble the accumulated mail.
2. Put your thoughts on paper
Sometimes we stop moving towards our goals because we have too many unfinished business and unanswered questions. Day after day they revolve in our heads. This is tiring and distracting from important tasks.
Think about different areas of your life and write down what needs to be done in each. Write down all the questions that have been bothering you lately. For example:
- How to do it right?
- What can you eat with a keto diet?
- When is the best time to go on vacation and how much will it cost?
- What is the best haircut?
- What book should I start reading?
Take such notes on paper or in any note on your smartphone.
3. Do as many things as possible from your to-do list
Place an asterisk for each task or question that can be completed in less than ten minutes. For example:
- To make an appointment with a doctor.
- Watch a video on how to do squats.
- Call the plumber.
- Pay the bills.
- Make a system backup.
- Pack inappropriate items that need to be returned to the store.
- Write to a friend (partner) about the meeting.
Try to complete as many points as possible, but after an hour move on to the next step.
4. Consider long-term goals
Once you've freed yourself from small tasks, it's time to move on to bigger goals. Ask yourself these questions:
- Have I moved forward?
- Do I still want to achieve this goal?
- What action can I take right today to get closer to her?
- Which one can I start working on right today in order to quickly achieve what I want?
If you don't have big goals, take this hour to define them.
5. Develop (or rework) a daily routine
Without a daily routine, the day is hectic and unproductive. In the evening it seems that much more could be done.
You can schedule things by the hour, but such a plan is only frustrating. Indeed, during the working day, unforeseen tasks often arise. It is more convenient to make a routine for the morning and evening. Decide what time you will go to bed and get up, which will take two hours before bed and after waking up. Make a concrete plan of action.
Perhaps you already have a similar plan, but you can't follow it. Chances are, it doesn't blend in with your lifestyle anymore. Rework it to fit the new schedule. For example, if you do not have time to complete some points, leave only the most important ones. It’s better to do less than worry that you’re not doing anything at all.
6. Consider how not to go astray again
Don't just count on a reboot day. Think about what knocked you out of your rut: a mess in the house, a lack of a clear schedule, or something else. Make an action plan to deal with this problem. You are unlikely to be able to take time off often, so only resort to rebooting as a last resort.
7. Clean up all the tails
If you missed doing something important from the previous steps, now is the time to do it.
After a productive day, treat yourself to something that will help your mind and body relax. Take a nap, get a massage, take a bath, or go for a walk.
Do something that gives you pleasure, such as watching your favorite TV show. Don't take this as self-indulgence. From time to time it is necessary to relax and recharge. After such a pause, you will take on your goals with renewed vigor.
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