Relax & Revitalize: Best Tasks for a Monthly Reset Routine

Hello darlings,

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to get caught up in never-ending to-do lists and lose sight of our well-being. That’s where a monthly reset routine comes in—a dedicated time each month to rejuvenate, refocus, and recharge. In this guide, we’ll explore the best tasks to include in your monthly reset routine. I’ll also give you some personal tips that I use to make each month run smoothly.

  1. Declutter and Organize:
    • Start your monthly reset by decluttering a specific area of your home. This could be a closet, drawer, or even your workspace. Remove items you no longer need and organize what’s left. Decluttering creates physical and mental space for new opportunities. I like to categorize each item into need, want, and comfort. My need items are things I use daily in that space, like my mouse and keyboard at my desk. My comfort items are items I treasure that bring me joy in that space. I try to limit this to a reasonable number for whatever size space I am in. My wants are things that I may really love having around but don’t necessarily need to have and also don’t bring me comfort. I usually start by decluttering from the wants section and then moving to the comfort and needs.
  2. Goal Review and Setting:
    • Reflect on your long-term goals and assess your progress. If you set goals at the beginning of the year and/or the previous month, remind yourself of them. Are you on track? What adjustments do you need to make? Set achievable monthly goals that align with your broader aspirations for the year and even five year plans. This regular check-in keeps you focused and motivated.
  3. Digital Detox:
    • In our digital age, it’s essential to unplug and recharge. Dedicate a portion of your monthly reset to a digital detox—put away your phone, disconnect from social media, and spend quality time with loved ones or engage in analog activities like reading or crafting. I personally sit for at least 30 minutes each Sunday and read with my phone on do-not-disturb.
  4. Self-Care Day:
    • Self-care isn’t selfish; it’s a necessity. Devote a day to pampering yourself. Take a long bath, practice mindfulness, meditate, or engage in your favorite hobbies. Self-care rejuvenates your body and mind. I have an entire youtube video dedicated to my beauty and self care routine. Check it out and get inspired!
  5. Finances and Budgeting:
    • I know this part can really feel terrible for some people. At the end of the day though, we can only fix what we acknowledge. Review your financial health regularly. Analyze your spending, savings, and investments. Adjust your budget if necessary and set financial goals for the upcoming month. This practice helps you stay in control of your finances and feel more in control of life!
  6. Health and Wellness Check:
    • Prioritize your physical and mental health by scheduling a monthly wellness check. Assess your exercise routine, diet, and sleep patterns. Make necessary adjustments to ensure you’re taking care of your well-being. I love habit tracking for this because if I have been working out consistently all month but haven’t seen any progress, I can look at my other habits to see what might be causing a stall. You don’t have to track every moment of your day. Start small and just track how many hours of sleep you got or how many times you step away from your computer.
  7. Learning and Personal Growth:
    • Dedicate time each month to acquiring new knowledge or skills. Whether it’s reading a book, taking an online course, or practicing a new language, continuous learning keeps your mind active and engaged. I am currently getting my MBA and of course starting my little blog and Youtube. All of this requires me to learn new skills and engage my brain. Even if you just take 10 minutes a week to learn a new skill, it can you happy and healthy well into your golden years!
  8. Journaling:
    • Cultivate a sense of gratitude by maintaining a monthly gratitude journal. Reflect on the past month’s positive experiences and accomplishments. This practice boosts your mood and perspective. If you have trouble with gratitude, start with just stream of consciousness journaling. Starting writing and write out anything that comes to mind.
  9. Home Maintenance:
    • Tackle home maintenance tasks to keep your living space in top condition. This could include cleaning out gutters, changing air filters, or addressing minor repairs. A well-maintained home provides comfort and peace of mind. One exercise I adore is “One Thing a Day”. This involves fixing one thing each day that bothers you. I had a trash can in a very weird place, and out of habit I kept it there for months before I realized oh I can just move it. Small things that make your life easier make a bigger impact than you may think.
  10. Social Connection:
    • Make an effort to nurture your social relationships. Reach out to friends or family members you haven’t connected with recently. Plan gatherings or virtual meetups to strengthen your bonds. Each month, I reach out to my close friends that live nearby and plan something. If no one is free, I plan a self-day where I go by myself to have fun and maybe even make new friends. You can also video chat with someone while you do it!

A monthly reset routine is a valuable tool for maintaining balance and well-being in your life. By incorporating these best tasks into your monthly reset, you’ll create a rhythm of self-care, growth, and organization that enhances your overall quality of life. Remember, it’s not about perfection but progress, and each month offers a fresh opportunity for renewal.

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