Mid-Year Reset in 5 Simple Steps

here we'll be going over the 5 steps you need to take for a mid-year reset. no matter what stage of the year it is, you can use these tips to get yourself out of any slump you are in.

Step 1: Change your environment

One of the first things that you need to do before taking any action and getting out of the rut that you are in, is to totally change your environment that is causing the problem in the first place.

It’s been shown time and time again that to make a real transformation in your life, one of the best things that you can do is change up your environment.

we understand that getting a new house or moving to a town isn’t applicable to everyone but it’s about altering the things that you can modify in your surroundings.

So how do you go about doing this?

Declutter your space

If you can’t move into a productively perfect paradise, make your house one instead. It’s time to get rid of all the junk that is not only making your house a mess, but also your mind.

How messy your house is, makes a huge impact on your focus and ability to get things done. make sure to tidy everywhere, especially your office if you work from home.

Make your new space a positive one by adding plants, pictures and any new gadgets that can help you perform at your best.

Digital decluttering

Making your house clean and tidy is all well and good, but if when you turn on your laptop or phone you are bombarded with notifications and apps that are trying to steal your time off you, you need to make some changes.

Get rid of all the contacts you don’t talk to, the apps you don’t use and the photos that you wouldn’t want anybody else seeing. Our phones have become a big part of our life, don’t let it consume you.

Now that you have a clean slate to work from, download an app like notion to help manage and organize your whole life from one place.

Step 2: Review your year so far and adapt it

To start this next step off, you are going to need to review your progress in the year so far allowing you to understand where you are at and what you need to do next.

Think about your New Year’s resolutions and the Q1 goals you had set out to accomplish. Write down all the things that you wanted to achieve on one side of a piece of paper, then on the other side write down how far along you are with this target.

The fact that you’re reading this post probably means that you are not on track but that is totally fine, we’re here to help!

If you are nowhere near being able to complete your goals or it’s not applicable anymore, totally cross it off your list. It’s best to focus on something that is more achievable.

If however you have made some progress, but your just not quite hitting your targets or making your deadlines, what you need to do is adapt your goals and how you approach them.

See what is left to reaching your ambitions and break it down in to small achievable steps. Let’s say for example you aimed to read 24 books by the end of the year, meaning by this point you should be at 12 books completed but, in your case you might be at 8 books read.

You can either drop the amount off books you need to read altogether or you could break down the amount of books you need to read into smaller chunks. In your case, you would have to read just under 2 and a half books in 6 months, which is a lot more achievable than you think.

Step 3: Get in touch with yourself

One of the things that could have been holding you back so far having no motivation at all. Whether it’s because of your negative beliefs or the fact that you just have no physical or mental energy at all, not feeling good within yourself can really hold you back.

To get a bit of life back into your… well life, you need to get back in touch with yourself. If you’re struggling with your mindset start from ground zero and work yourself up. You can start following a self-care routine and be back to normal in no time.

You also need to manage your energy levels, this means taking care of your sleep, improving your diet and getting the right amount of exercise to perform at your optimal level.

Step 4: Do a “dopamine detox”

Now that you have got everything back in to some kind of order the only thing that can stop you from getting ahead of the game is the endless amount of distractions, the infinity pools of social media, gaming and streaming platforms.

Time is very precious, so you need to use it wisely. How do we get rid of this never ending entertainment and start focusing on what really matters? One idea is to do a dopamine detox.

A “dopamine detox” is the theory of getting rid of the things that spike your dopamine receptors in your brain. Although the name and premise might be a bit blurry in a scientific sense, many people who have practiced a “dopamine reset” have said it has attributed to their success.

So how do you do it?

A “dopamine detox” is usually achieved by abstaining from distractions such as social media apps, explicit internet sites and any other activities that swamp our minds, with the aim to “reset” our interactions with distractions and make us feel more present and focused.

Step 5: Take small actions

Now that you’ve got everything in order that was stopping you from proceeding, it’s time to start taking action to what you really want and deserve. going back into things with full throttle can be daunting and make you end back in in a rut again.

To avoid getting stuck at the first hurdle as so many people do when they have a mid-year reset, you need to start off easy and build momentum.

Like the advice in the book atomic habits, a great way to get the ball rolling is to just do the most basic version of a task or habit.

Let’s go back to the book example, although it might sound a bit silly, start of by reading just one single page and slowly build yourself up to something more substantial.

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