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?