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November Reset: How I Start Fresh & Get Back on Track for the New Month

We all have a tendency to look at the start of a new month as a chance to start fresh. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t go to the gym last month, it’s a new month (right?!)


The idea of fresh starts and new chances is something that actually has the power to change the way we feel about our situations. People are more likely to change their lives if there’s a set start date (like November 1st of this month, or even New Year’s Day.)


There is something to the idea of a fresh start that gets us excited, but what do we do with it so that excitement isn’t wasted?


One of the best tips I can give you to really start off any month on the right foot is to do a monthly reset routine.


Never heard of it before? No worries - I’ve gotcha. Let’s jump right into it.


There are three components to a monthly reset routine, and other than that, the rest is really up to you. These three pillars are as follows:

  1. Restock & Get Organized

  2. Deep Clean

  3. Goal Setting

Today, I’ll take you more in-depth into each of these pillars, and by the end of this post, you’ll know exactly what you need to do to secure your fresh start.


Restock & Get Organized

Step one to a monthly reset routine is to restock and get organized. This will look different for everyone, but the general idea is there.


Head to the store and restock your home with everything you need. Then, take a look at your personal/work life and give it a quick organizing.


Low on soap? Give it a refill.


Fridge is looking empty? Restock it with your favorites.


Calendar is unorganized? Sit down and fix it.


This is your chance to get your home and personal life as organized as possible. There’s nothing worse than going into a new month feeling disorganized, so get on top of it now.


The Deep Clean

I never can seem to stay on top of my weekly cleanings. Life tends to get in the way, and by the end of the month, I’ll have an extra few loads of laundry that need to get done on top of dishes that have been sitting for a bit too long.


Before the new month starts, get in there and give your home a deep cleaning. Wipe the blinds you never dust and take everything off the shelves before you clean them.


I speak from personal experience - nothing feels better than a clean home on the first of the month.


Goals Setting

As I mentioned earlier, the new month symbolizes a chance at a fresh start. So, it’s important that you kick it off by setting new goals that resonate with you.


Sit down with a pen and paper or next to a blank page on your phone or computer. The best goals are what we call SMART goals, meaning that they are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely.


Use this phrase to set goals that are personal to you. Once you have your goals, put them somewhere you will see every day. What stays at the top of your mind is more likely to happen.


After you write your goals, it’s also smart to write down some habits you can start to help you achieve them. If you want to eat healthier, maybe make it a daily habit to cook at least one meal at home.


And that’s pretty much all there is to it!


Try completing a monthly reset routine this month and see how you feel - I bet you’ll do it again next time.

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