We all get stuck every once in a while. Whether it is falling into the same daily pattern and needing to spark some change, having little to no motivation to do the daily tasks that life requires from us, or whether it is simply feeling exhausted due to the number of overwhelming tasks that we want to complete. Sometimes, all you need it the smallest bit of change to create a big impact.
I fall into these spells quite often because I am a person who loves routine. At the same time, though, I also realize the importance of change, especially if that change will help spark some motivation to continue to move forward. If we are unwilling to change, then the life that we are living will not change either.
Change can be refreshing. It can help to both reset your body and mind. But how do you establish change? How do you change in the smallest bit of ways to still feel refreshed? How do you reset your body and mind?
Here are some tips that I use to help me.
I am a big advocate for exercise. Exercise helps me to release the stress that has built up from the day, while at the same time challenging both my body and mind. I know, to reset your body and mind you don’t typically think of challenging it, but there is a sense of accomplishment that I feel from pushing myself harder than I did the day before.
Every morning I go to a local coffee shop, grab a book and my journal, and read and write. Similar to exercise, I just get this refreshed feeling from challenging my body and mind the first thing in the morning. I am able to focus on just me and my thoughts with no outside distractions.
We often feel overwhelmed because we allow thoughts to build up in our mind without ever releasing them. It becomes overwhelming to the point where it can physically hurt to think. That is why it is beneficial to journal. It gives you an outlet to release your thoughts so that you can focus on new ideas that come to your mind without feeling overwhelmed.
4. Get Some Fresh Air.
Whether it is a fifteen-minute walk over your lunch break or an hour walk when you get home from work, get out, get your body moving, and let your mind wander to wherever it wants to go. Clear your mind of the overwhelming thoughts that it is feeling and get some fresh air.
5. Take Some Personal Time.
If you don’t want to walk, take fifteen minutes at work to go sit in a break room, your car, or even on the couch when you get home. Turn everything off, sit in silence, and give your body and mind a break.
6. Positive Affirmations.
Give yourself a good old pep talk. At first, it can feel weird, but why not give yourself some words of encouragement. You work hard, you deal with a lot, and you are doing your best. Give yourself the recognition that you deserve to help spark some more motivation.
7. Focus On Your ONE Thing.
This is probably the best way to reset your body and mind. We often get wound up because we take on too many tasks at once. Instead of doing this, focus on one thing that is going to make you the most productive today so that you can be the most productive day after day.
8. Reward Yourself.
Whether it enjoying your favorite meal, buying yourself a nice gift, or just taking some time to take a nice hot bath, learn to reward yourself for all of your hard work. When you learn to reward yourself for your hard work, you are more inclined to continue to work hard.
9. Take A Vacation.
Why not take a few days to get away from all of the things that stress you out and completely reset your body and mind? Whether it be a mini-vacation or a trip to a different country, take a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months and just get away to clear your head and relax your body.
These last two are things that I am incredibly bad at, but things that have helped the very few times that I have done them.
10. Get Off Social Media.
Want to really give your mind a reset? Get off of social media. Take a detox for a month, a week, or even a day. Now we get so caught up in what everybody else is doing that we forget to do the things that are going to benefit us the most. Either that, or we get caught up in the comparison game, and as we all now, comparison has the potential to be the thief of all joy.
11. Clean Your Surroundings.
Declutter your room, your car, your desk. Whatever it is, clear all of the clutter that surrounds you. While you may not know it, physical clutter also clutters your mind and can leave you feeling as if you have no room to think.
Reset Your Body and Mind
Whatever option it is, we could all us a little change in life. Whether it’s a big change or a little change, one of these techniques is bound to help you reset your body and mind as they have done for me.
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