Weekly Reset System for Increased Productivity

Every single Sunday, I end up feeling like the entire week passed by in a flash. It was just a few days ago that I realized that the third month of 2019 is almost over. In this fast paced life, it is super important to take a moment, reflect on what is happening, let yourself cope with things and then go ahead with the rest of your life. This can be achieved with a weekly reset system.

I came up with my weekly reset system so as to help me review the situations, reflect on my actions and refresh from all the stress. I have created a weekend routine to reset my life for the upcoming week. In today’s blog post, I am sharing my very own weekly reset system to increase my productivity for the next few days. This system has helped me create a weekend routine for myself and make the most of my lazy Sundays.

Why Should You have a Weekly Reset System?

A weekly reset routine -or a ‘GYST (Get your Sh*t Together) Routine” as Kalyn Nicholson calls it- is important for many reasons.

  • Stay on track with your chores
  • Stay focused on your Goals
  • Pause to understand the situation in a different perspective
  • Invest time in yourself to encourage self-love
  • Hustle in a systematic manner to get maximum results

If any of these reasons speak to you, then decide to create a weekly reset system for yourself. I am sharing my weekly reset system here with you for some inspiration.

The Reset Routine

This routine is a basic 4 step routine that makes you feel energized at the end of the day. I usually perform this entire routine on a Sunday to start off my week on a positive note. I am sharing the framework and not the exact routine so that you can create one for yourself as well.

Catch-up

This is the very first step in the routine because you will end up feeling at least 50% more accomplished. In this step, you need to catch up on anything and everything that was put off for another time. In the catch-up session, you can do tasks such as –

  • Weekly rituals such as laundry, car wash, bathroom cleaning, etc.
  • Pending or postponed tasks such as paying the phone bill, getting a new notebook, booking a flight ticket, etc.
  • Making calls to loved ones, taking appointments, etc.
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It feels amazing when you complete all the tasks that were procrastinated all week long. This step makes you feel more in control of your life.

Reflect / Review

I am undoubtedly a fan of reflecting and reviewing. It is important to know what results your actions are getting and how you are prioritizing your time. This step is a total sit down and write kind of step. Journaling or simply deep thinking on different topics will make your path clearer.

I use a weekly reflection worksheet to guide me in this process. You can get one for yourself by clicking right here! This reflection worksheet helps me keep a check on my actions. Some important things that you should cover in your reflection are –

  • Balancing all areas of your life
  • Logging achievements
  • Understanding your struggles with you daily habits
  • Expressing gratitude
  • Soaking in the lessons that you learned that week
  • Keeping up with your long term goals

Reflection is the key to success. Action – Reflection – Refined Action – Success – Repeat

Self-Care

In today’s ‘hustle-culture’, the importance of self-care is underrated. After an intense work week, it is natural to feel drained out and unmotivated. Self-care can help you feel energized and inspired. You need to reward yourself for all the hard work that you put in.

‘Self-care’ can be different for different people. I love lighting up a scented candle, wearing comfort-clothes and reading an enticing novel, so this is my favorite self-care session. But this may not be the case for someone who finds it hard to even read two lines without falling asleep. Self-care is different for everyone, but you can follow some guidelines. Do at least one thing for your mind-body-soul! If you want to create a self-care ritual click here to get your self-care pack.

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1 hour of self-care is all it takes to feel refreshed. I also have a blog post on all the self-care activities that you can do when you are broke. Self-care is not just manis and pedis my dear friend!

Planning

Planning for the next week brings on excitement and enthusiasm towards it. I am a planning freak and I have tried so many planning methods. I am working on a blog post on ‘Planning Your Week for Success’ and I will share a detailed version there. But here are some ground rules that boost productivity.

  • Plan the tasks that need to be done for the week
  • Do not plan every single day in detail in your weekly planning session
  • Mark your calendar with all of your appointments or sessions
  • Set weekly goals and intentions

My planner from Tiny Change Life is perfect for this purpose. I plan my weekly tasks every sunday. I plan days separately in detail just the night before. This helps me from overplanning and overestimating my time management skills and my capabilities.

How to create a customized Reset Routine?

Now this was my weekly reset routine. I have shared it so as to inspire you to create yours. How can you create your own routine? Here’s how-

  • Think about how your weekends look like and how much time you have to spare
  • Prioritize the tasks that make you feel more accomplished
  • Use these 4 steps as a framework
  • Fill in your personal tasks and activities

Here you have your own weekly reset routine. You can do this in a single day or complete it over 2 days. Weekly resetting will help you keep a track of everything that is happening in your life. Make time to reset and take charge of your life.

Happy Resetting!

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