How to Reset your life + crush your goals in 2022

December 25, 2021rumaisah

How to Reset your life in 2022

I was just going through the goals for 2021 I wanted to achieve at the end of the year and unfortunately, I was able to achieve just 2! I felt really bad.
I decided to reflex and journal to find out what went wrong and I realized  I was so distracted with things that didn’t really even matter. So I decided to hit the reset button.
Resetting your life doesn’t have to happen at the end of the year or at the end of the month. You should reset your life when you feel like you’re ready to make changes in your life that will make you happy, healthier, wealthier, and at peace.
In this post, I am going to share a few tips that really helped me when I was resetting my life and how you can reset your life and crush your goals in 2022.
Without any further delay, let’s get into it.
Resetting life in 3…2…1
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How to Reset your life

Know why you want to reset

Why do you want to reset? What made you want to reset your life? You should have a reason for it.
Sit down and journal for a few minutes. Write everything down. You should be able to find your whys from that.

Make a list of everything you want to let go

This can be from people to clothes. Write down everything that didn’t help you this year, useless tasks that consumed so much of your time, clothes, and accessories you haven’t worn through the year. This will help you to know what really matters and what doesn’t.


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I love decluttering. When I declutter, it automatically puts me in a better mood and it helps with my anxiety. Declutter your phone, tablet, laptop, social media accounts, emails, wardrobe, room, house, mind, everything. When you declutter, you will feel like you’re starting over and this will make you even more motivated to reset and restart your life.

Write your goals for 2022 and how to achieve them.

Goal setting is such a fun activity to do. You can write your goals down On a piece of paper or in your journal if you have one. I am slowly transitioning into digital planning so for 2022, all my goals and plans for the year will be in my Notion dashboard. I absolutely love Notion and my notion template is everything I need to manage my entire life.
If you’re more of a visual person, try creating a vision board. A great and easy-to-use design software I highly recommend is canva.
I have also seen a lot of people creating a vision board on Pinterest and it totally makes sense because Pinterest is a visual platform and you definitely find all the pictures you need to visualize your 2022 goals. I think I am going to try this year as well.
Now, once you have all your realistic goals written down, it’s time to plan out how you will actually achieve them. Take your goals and break them into seasonal goals and then monthly goals. Grab those monthly goals and further break them down into weekly and daily goals. You need to create a framework that will work for you without overwhelming you.
At the end of this exercise, you should have tasks you will be doing daily that will help you reach your weekly goals which will make up your monthly goals and eventually your 2022 goals. Now that we have that done, let’s talk about something even more important than setting goals…
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Learn how to be consistent

Your dreams won’t become a reality unless you work on them. For the longest time, I have suffered from inconsistency. I am still not 100% consistent but compared to previous years, I have definitely come a long way.
This year, I plan on being more consistent than I have ever been which is why I made the word of this year to be consistent.

Here are a few tips that helped me to become more consistent and productive:

  • Set a timer for each task, no matter how small it is
  • Time block your day
  • Don’t have to make tasks on your daily todo list
  • Constantly remind yourself of the end goal
  • Listen to podcasts and watch videos that will inspire you to get things done.

Stop Procrastinating

I must admit, this right here is the barrier between me and everything I have ever wanted. I literally procrastinate even the smallest things. Procrastination is a very bad thing and if you also procrastinate as I do, find a way to stop it or at least manage it. There are tons of resources out there that deal with procrastination.
I realized that the reason why I procrastinate so much is that I am afraid of the success that awaits me. Will I be able to handle all the success I am going to have? All the money I am going to make? All the awards and congratulations that will come after me if I do really well in school? These thoughts are what make me procrastinate.
I found out that the best way I stop it is by telling myself if I won’t be able to handle it, the opportunity wouldn’t have come to me in the first place. So now, more than ever, I am working so hard so that I can really see what awaits me on the other side of procrastination.

Establish Routines

Having routines will help you to be more productive and manage your time more efficiently. The one routine I highly recommend you create and get serious about is the morning routine. Your morning routine is very important because it is what will help you to prepare for the day ahead of you and make it a productive one. If you’re interested, I have a few detailed posts about how to create a healthy morning routine, the best morning routine for school, and the perfect morning routine for students. Definitely check those out.
Another routine I really value is my skincare routine. You should know by now that I am a huge fan of skincare. I love buying skincare, applying skincare, and trying out new skincare products (dear skincare brands, add me to your PR lists)
 I have a whole category on my blog that talks about skincare products for oily skin, skincare tips and so much more. I also write reviews on popular skincare products and brands like the Ordinary, Cerave and Good Molecules and so much more.
What I am trying to say is that having routines will help you with consistency, fight procrastination and actually get things done and be more productive.
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A few great routines to have include:

Start prioritizing your health

Your life reset can not be complete without resetting your physical body. Start taking better care of your health and body. It can be as simple as going for a walk daily, drinking more water, eating more fruits and veggies, consuming less sugar and so much more. Start by doing or eliminating one thing that will improve your health and that will add up eventually.

Start new habits

Our daily habits are what make us human. If you’re a productive person, it’s because your habits helped you to become productive. Habits are not easy to form or break. You need to keep doing something for at at least 40 days consistently before you can call that thing a habit.
Before I share some great habit ideas you can start, here are habits you need to let go of as you’re resetting life.

Habits to let go

  • Allowing distractions
  • Skipping meals
  • Spending carelessly
  • Too much Netflix and social media
  • Swearing
  • Comparing your life with others
  • Having negative thoughts
  • Worrying and overthinking
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Great habits to start

  • Reading daily
  • Spending more time with your family
  • Brushing your teeth 2 times daily
  • Eating breakfast
  • Drinking more water
  • Going to the gym more often
  • Eating more veggies
  • Saving money and
  • Limiting screen time.

Reflect, evaluate and change as you go

Resetting your life can take a few days to even months. What I want you to do is to be gentle with yourself. If you failed to do something, it’s okay, you can always try again tomorrow. You can decide to reset your life as many times as you want and it doesn’t have to be at the end of the year.
The whole purpose of resetting your life is to become a better you and finally start working on making your dreams a reality. It doesn’t matter how long it will take. What really matters is that you should never give up. Keep pushing.
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Final thoughts on How to Reset your life

Resetting life… Complete!
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did while writing it. What’s one goal you want to crush before the year ends? Let me know in the comments section.
A lot of you asked me about my Notion setup so I have a post about my aesthetic notion template for students. If you’re interested in purchasing the exact notion template I am currently using, this link will directly take you to that page.
Thank you so much and I will see you in my next post.
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Comments (20)

  • Beth Elkassih

    December 28, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    As we wind down 2021, this post was ideal for me to read! I also believe in journaling, reflecting and creating a ‘Plan of Action’ in establishing new routines and positive habits. Thanks for sharing!

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    December 28, 2021 at 9:23 pm

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  • Beth

    December 28, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I really love this way of looking at things. Now is the time to do a reset, not a resolution. Those never work.

    1. rumaisah

      January 5, 2022 at 12:07 am

      I agree 🙂

  • Elizabeth O

    December 28, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    I think these are all such great tips. It’s so important to continue to work on ourselves as we progress through life.

    1. rumaisah

      January 5, 2022 at 12:06 am

      I totally agree 🙂

  • Predrag Kovačević

    December 29, 2021 at 10:46 am

    I am trying to reset my life every morning when I wake up and start over. To reject bad habits, to repent for my mistakes, and to stop doing them over and over again, finally.

    1. rumaisah

      January 5, 2022 at 12:01 am

      that’s awesome. keep up the good work 🙂

  • Eileen M Loya

    December 29, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Awesome tips. I really need to do something, and resetting my life would be nice. Right now I am so overwhelmed with household responsibilities I rarely have time to do the things I truly love.

    1. rumaisah

      January 5, 2022 at 12:00 am

      I totally get you! Start by working on your schedule and adding things you love into it as well and voila, you just made time for everything 🙂

  • Ebony

    December 29, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    This is a great article that has motivated me to reset bad habits and start off my new year right! Some times my schedule is so overtaken by work, that I lose focus on m goals. I also like setting goals and readjusting. I will try to put this into practice!

    1. rumaisah

      January 4, 2022 at 11:58 pm

      We all get carried away sometimes with responsibilities. I would suggest you work on your schedule and make time for everything that matters to you 🙂

  • heather a klein

    December 29, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    You’re totally speaking my language with this post. I’m all for decluttering and have been trying to be very mindful of gratitude instead of complaining.

    1. rumaisah

      January 4, 2022 at 11:57 pm

      Thank you for your kind words 🙂

  • April

    December 30, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this. I definitely needed a reminder that I can reset at anytime and not just the first of the year. I’m going to start with decluttering everything!

    1. rumaisah

      January 4, 2022 at 11:56 pm

      I’m glad I could help 🙂 Yes, reset can happen anytime, any day.

  • Thena Franssen

    January 2, 2022 at 4:51 am

    I’m all about the decluttering tip! It’s that time of year to get rid of the old and move on with the new!

    1. rumaisah

      January 4, 2022 at 11:55 pm

      Decluttering is so important and I’m happy you agree with me on this one 🙂

  • Kushigalu

    January 4, 2022 at 8:26 am

    These are really some great tips. Reset works but resolution never 🙂 Good read.

    1. rumaisah

      January 4, 2022 at 11:53 pm

      that’s true but resolutions actually work IF you’re willing to put in the work and be consistent:-)

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