With all of the noise that accompanies the dawn of a new year (or decade), we sometimes lose sight of why these landmarks matter.
The magic of the new year eve isn’t in the celebration or some forced personal milestone. It is in the opportunity we have to hit reset.
Your reset milestone doesn’t have to be new year’s day. It can be any day of the year. It can also be every day of the year. The important thing is to simply set some milestones so you can compartmentalize and reset.
My favorite compartments are weeks, half-years, and years. So, every week, half-year, and year, I give myself the opportunity to hit reset. The longer the compartment, the more deep the reset.
So, during the weekends, the reset is simply limited to re-focusing on what matters. During the mid-year mark, the reset examines what I’m learning, how I’m taking care of myself, and some time spent on my finances. And, during the year mark, it means pencilling time to re-examine all my baggage – physical, digital, and mental.
Resets are powerful. They help us get rid of the baggage, re-focus, and recommit.
All we need to do is periodically give ourselves the opportunity to do so.