Do you have a monthly reset routine?
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I don’t know if It’s just me but I love starting a new month. It feels like I am given a chance again to do everything I’ve always wanted to do. A new month comes with new inspiration, motivation, and goals.
Before I can officially start a new month, I like to do what I can a monthly reset routine. It’s a way to reflect on the previous month, celebrate small/big wins and then plan for the new month.
If you’re obsessed with watching youtube videos like I am, you would have probably noticed these monthly reset routines are kind of a trend right now and to be honest, I’m not mad at all. I feel inspired when I see others set their goals and sometimes even give me ideas of what to do differently.
For example, when I used to set monthly goals, I will list them down like a to-do list and then end up being overwhelmed with the number of goals I have to achieve. But ever since I learned to categorize my goals into personal, business, school, etc, I have not looked back! It just makes the whole list look achievable and easier to look at.
In this post, I will be sharing a simple monthly reset routine you can try if you don’t have one yet, reset day ideas you can try, and finally, my very own reset day routine.
I’m so excited to share this with you so let’s just get right into it.
Monthly reset routine
I’m going to share a few things I think you should do on your reset day to have the perfect monthly reset routine. You don’t have to follow these in the same order I wrote though I recommend you do so but feel free to change things up a bit.
Reflect on the previous month
I think this is very important and yet a lot of people don’t do it. Reflecting on the previous month before you start a new month is a great way to see where you’re growing and where you need to put more effort. There are so many great monthly reflections prompts out there but here is the one I use.
- Describe ____ (insert previous month) in one word
- On a scale of 1-10, how hard did I work towards my dreams and goals
- Top 3 accomplishments of the month
- One thing I learned
- One bad habit I stopped
- And finally, rate the overall month on a scale of 1-10 with reasons.
It might seem a bit odd but trust me, it gets the job done.
Reflection is important so always start your monthly reset routine with that.
Journal/ brain dump
This is completely optional but if you have a lot on your mind, just write it all down. Let it out. This will clear your mind and you will feel so much better afterward.
Use this time to clean your entire space. If you’re a very busy person, you might not get the chance to do this often so do it when you can.
I simply can’t concentrate in a messy environment.
Deep clean your:
Throw out anything that has expired and donate things you don’t need anymore that are still in good shape. Don’t forget to do your laundry as well.
Declutter your devices
At the beginning of every month, make sure you declutter your devices and delete documents, photos, and files you don’t need. Archive what needs to be archived and use that opportunity to update your software and apps.
Restock your groceries and supplies. Buying in bulk saves you more money, so do it if you can afford that. Buy a lot of groceries and use them for your meal preps. Get your detergents and everything you might need that month.
Plan for the new month
I have a whole detailed post on how to set goals you will achieve so make sure you read that. When you’re setting goals, let them be SMART GOALS. Prioritize the most important ones and don’t add too much to your plate.
Once you have your main goals for the month, go ahead and bring them down into weekly and then daily goals.
When I decided to reset my life, I made sure I started budgeting. Budgeting helps you to know where your money is going and if you’re being smart or you’re overspending. Budgeting can simply be tracking your income and expenses. Here is a great finance tracker to help you get started if you’re a total newbie.
As you can see, your monthly reset routine can be as simple as this and it will still be very effective.
If you’re pumped and want to get even more done on your reset day, you can go an extra mile by adding more things to your monthly reset routine like:
- Having a spa day
- Changing your sheets
- Getting your nails done
- Doing your full skincare routine
- Organizing your books and stationeries
- Cleaning your balcony
- Catching up with friends
- Decluttering your email
- Deep cleaning your fridge
And so much more!
And now, for the fun part, here is what my monthly reset routine looks like.
My reset day routine
I usually start my day very early when I’m having my monthly reset so that I can get more done in a day. I start by deep cleaning my entire room, changing my sheets, cleaning my bathroom, and sanitizing my desk. I like to have a podcast or an audiobook playing in the background because it’s just so therapeutic to me.
Afterward, I make a quick shopping list and then go to the farmers market and then the store to get my groceries and everything I will be needing that month. Going to the farmers market in the morning will guarantee you the freshest fruits and vegetables.
Once I get back, I put away everything I got and then sit down to reflect while having my breakfast or some milkshake if I’m not hungry. Once that is done, I get my laptop and head over to Notion to set my goals for the month.
This is the notion template I am currently using and I absolutely love it. It has all the right pages I need and it’s very aesthetic. I also got the business notion template and the influencer notion template from Rumieprints on Etsy to help me manage my small business and content creation and it was the best investment I made. The pages are so useful and well designed.
After that, quickly fill up the budgeting page on my Notion template where I update my income and expenses.
Once I have done all that, I like to take a very long hot shower and take my time to pamper my body with the right body products because I don’t get the chance to do that often and follow it up with my skincare routine.
Finally, I use the rest of the day to catch up with my friends and family, my tv shows and have a good night’s sleep.
Final thoughts on monthly reset routine
That brings us to the end of this post. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did while writing it.
Do you have a monthly reset routine? Let me know all about it in the comments.
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