How To Get Your Life Back Together (Reset Your Life: Introduction)

How To Get Your Life Back Together - Reset Your Life Introduction by Sarahboparah

It all seems to be falling apart a little lately. Life has been going ninety miles a minute, transitioning into something beautiful and unfamiliar, with graduation around the corner and a new job. I’ve noticed that I’m having a hard time finding steady footing as the stage tilts left and right. Frankly, I’m a little tired of feeling outpaced and overwhelmed, so I’ve decided to come up with a plan to press the giant “reset” button and get my life back together.

The plan, as it stands currently, consists of three phases, each in different yet overlapping areas of life. While I’ll be writing separate posts about my process during each of the three phases, I’ll begin by outlining them in a little more detail below.

01 / Home

I firmly believe that your environment deeply affects your mental well-being, so the first phase of getting my life back together will be to get my home back in order. This phase will be broken down into two parts, with the first part being dedicated to getting the home fully reset on a superficial level, and the second part being dedicated to finishing the last of the minor projects which have been lying, unfinished, for a while now. These home projects won’t be carried out until the third phase of the process, creating a kind of overlap.

02 / Catching up 

The second phase of getting my life back together will be focused on fully catching up on everything I should’ve already finished. To ensure that I’ll stop feeling like I’ll still be picking up thin, flinty shards of unfinished projects months from now, I’ll be breaking this phase down into two parts. The first part will be dedicated to getting all of the smaller projects done and dusted (e.g. errands) so that I’ll have time to finish the larger projects (e.g. getting my finances back on track).

03 / Goals

Once my home is fully reset and the laundry list of things that still need to be caught up on are completed, the third and final phase of getting my life back together will commence. Arguably the most exciting of the three, this phase will be dedicated to getting back on track with my home and my yearly goals, to ensure that I’ll arrive at the 31st of December having crossed out most of them. This phase will consist of only one part: it’ll be in the form of a challenge, which I can’t wait to share more about later!

Admittedly, I’m a little nervous about sharing this post, because it’s startlingly hard to admit that things haven’t been going too great lately. Still, the idea that I’ve got a plan and that things will get turned around is so encouraging that I hope that it’ll motivate you to tackle any phase in your life that might not be going too well!

I’ll be back with the first post in this new series on How To Get Your Life Back Together / Reset Your Life soon. What do you do to get your life back together?

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6 Comments

  1. Indy Grrl
    August 25, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    It can be hard to acknowledge to others (as well as ourselves) when things are a little chaotic. Especially when we are on social media, presenting our lives in a series of tidy lists that don't reflect the true nature of everything going on! But the truth sets us free, or terrifies the crap out of us, or something. Either way, I am excited to see your progress! And I hope you do some YouTube videos on this. There's something so refreshing about "Life Reset" and "Get Your Sh*t Together" videos!

    • Sarah
      August 27, 2018 / 11:45 am

      Yes! I'm excited to start making progress on the things that matter the most in life! Thank you for your support ♥ YouTube would be great, but I'm not sure if it's in the cards – my laptop has been on the blink and keeps freezing in the middle of editing, but fingers crossed it'll sort itself out soon!

  2. Elisabeth Schmidt
    August 27, 2018 / 9:03 am

    I don’t know why we as women tend to be so hard on ourselves. We focus on the negative instead of the massive accomplishments. You have been kickin butt for years and are almost done school! You have a fantastic grasp of finances and are working on that. You have a very active social life and spend time with friends and family. I’m looking forward to reading your life reset on the blog. And even if things are falling apart, at least take some time to acknowledge how awesome you really are!

    • Sarah
      August 27, 2018 / 11:47 am

      Thank you for your kind and encouraging words, Elisabeth! I was so grateful to wake up to this comment this morning. I think it's very valuable to celebrate your accomplishments, certainly! It sometimes gets a little lost in translation with everything that's going on. For now, I'm quite happy in life, but I'm also eager to get started on the whole process! ♥

  3. October 15, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    Ooh, I definitely feel like I need to do this now – just recently moved across the country and my life is a total mess! I feel like I don’t know where anything is, I’m super disorganized, and it’s taking me twice as long to do anything.

    Can’t wait for the next post in the series… I’m sort of working on this as well!

    • sarahboparah
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      October 16, 2018 / 9:54 am

      Hi Allyson! That sounds like a super stressful time – I can totally imagine it’s throwing a bit of a spanner in the works. As long as you know you can totally get back on top of things and I hope to have the next post in the series up soon! ♥