There are times, that we need to restart all over again, fresh. It is something can be used intentionally in order to remove the mental “clutter” and permit you to start a new effort or venture with less burden.
Do You Need A Reason?
The most of the times, you “restart” something, when it stops “working” (either a machine or a relationship, or, maybe, something else), or you cannot cope with it, or simply because it is obsolete.
The same procedure can be used intentionally, in order for you to start something new, or to begin working the same things with a new way. The most of the times the reason is simply that you need to gain more clarity, knowledge, focus, skill about a subject.
Whatever the reason is, there are a lot of ways to implement a new reboot in your life, either on a personal or even/and a professional level.
Starting something new, intentionally it means that you get rid of old stuff or start coping with the reasons that create the problem. In this sense, you can employ, several ways to start afresh.
12 Ways to reboot your life
Starting this procedure, intentionally, you can:
1. Declutter your life: Decluttering for starting something new has a lot of meanings and refers to multiple levels. It usually implies, at a minimum, decluttering of your:
- personal life: change, alteration or removal of the things – concepts, ideas, behavior attitudes etc., that no longer work
- relationships: perhaps it is the time to get rid of all the “toxic” relations that “pollute” your life and drain your energy
- home environment: again, perhaps is the time to throw away, the stuff that you no longer use and postponed for such a long time with the excuse that one day might be of use, and organize the really useful ones with a different way
- working environment: again, either in work or home working environment, get rid of useless things, categorize and organize the useful ones, file the rest, change or adjust your chair, lights, adjust screen, working position, have promptly available your support material – phone, cellular, cards, notebooks, etc – adopt an ergonomic way of working, and everything else is deemed to you as necessary
- computer, mobile devices, tools you use: don’t cluster an abandonment of applications and data if you don’t use them, organize the rest in a more coherent way, according to your requirements about the tool you use
- Any other areas, you find discomforting or malfunctioning.
2. Organize stuff in a new way: Organize the useful items, data, application, files, papers, in a new more coherent, promptly available way.
3. Pick up a new procedure or habit and incorporated it, in your everyday routine: For instance, you can learn a new skill, a new language, learn to play the guitar, start exercising, etc.
4. Change your routines, habits, beliefs, attitudes, ways of doing: It is always refreshing to change the ways you do things or even the concepts you have believed in and replace them with something new. A new approach can provide you with great strength (if it is intentional and well-chosen) and new ways of viewing and doing habitual actions. And, even if it proved to be a wrong one for you, at least, you can always change it again, gaining experience about yourself and finding a new way that not working for you.
5. Learn something new, you can incorporate into your work or life. And when done strive for mastering it (for more insight and ideas check the Four stages of competence)
6. Schedule more “escapes” from everyday tasks, demands, and chores during the day, week, month, and doing something you like. Keep meticulous this time (either small or large, but keep it scheduled, in order to remind you that you need to safeguard it) and use it constructively and creatively. Start enjoying, this time, doing things that you love or in order to “free space for your thoughts“.
7. Provide enough and quality time towards the people you care about. You should devote more time to your significant other, your children, your family, your friends, your relationships (the ones you have chosen to remain in your life). Honor, cultivate, expand and safeguard the relationships you have and the ones you might acquire (including the professional ones). Build and cultivate successful strategic alliances (both in personal and professional life) that would recharge your “batteries” and provide you with new ideas, insights, information, and concepts. Keep in mind that the major outcomes come from synergy and win-win strategies.
8. Learn to direct your focus only to one thing and try to avoid multitasking (when it is possible).
9. Develop a new mentality of focusing on the important and not in the urgent (check Covey’s 4 Quadrants, for a new insight about what thing you should dim as important).
10. Be loyal to yourself, family, friends, relationships, your goals, dreams, and principles. And, if possible, try to be yourself.
11. Use appropriate technologies, tools, and applications to enhance your productivity, improve your workflow and enhance your social and business networks.
12. Delegate and outsource everything you can and clutter your vision and your purposes, and keep focused on the things worth to be done (for you !!!)