Today, I’m going to walk you through how to do a ‘hard reset’ on your life and get your groove back in 5 steps.
In a world of cell phones, social media, 24/7 news, and non-stop distractions, I’m going to show you how to slow down and find some much-needed clarity on your path, purpose, and vision for your life.
The problem is that most men live their lives on autopilot. A prisoner of their day-to-day routine. With no way to break the cycle.
If you don’t plan your life, someone or something else will for you
When you’re thinking about your business, your wife, your son, responding to emails, and taking calls, you don’t have any space for breakthroughs and end up feeling:
- Burnt out
- Stretched thin
- And generally overwhelmed
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
With a ‘hard reset,’ you will identify where you’re stretched thin, reassess the priorities in your life and get back on track.
Here’s how to do it, step by step:
Step 1: Schedule it
Look at your calendar, find a day you can take for yourself, and schedule it.
Block from 6 AM in the morning till 6 PM in the evening.
Step 2: Dedicate the day to yourself
This day and exercise is for you to hit the reset button and find much-needed clarity.
As such – set an alarm, get up, and try to leave the house before interacting with anyone else.
Step 3: Choose the location
You will be spending the majority of the day outside walking.
My 2 favorite options for this are:
- Nature trails
- Art and commerce districts in cities
The nature trails are perfect if you need more peace, calm, and reflection.
The art and commerce districts are great if you need more energy, inspiration, and creativity.
If you can somehow hit both on the same day, that’s even better.
Pro tip – try to pick someplace new where you haven’t spent much time. The novelty factor plays big here.
Step 4: Pack the essentials the night before
Don’t wake up without everything ready to go.
Here’s what you’ll want to bring with you:
- Journal + pen
- Credit card and/or cash
- Any extra clothes you’ll need based on the weather
Here’s what you won’t be bringing (anything that can distract you):
- If you’ll need your GPS you can bring your phone, but make sure it stays on airplane mode. If having it will be too much of a temptation for you, leave it at home and pick someplace you know well enough to walk without it.
- Note – if leaving your phone at home makes you that uncomfortable, you should do it. Humans survived for a very long time without them. You may have to, I don’t know, speak to another human if you need something.
- Electronics of any kind
- Books or other reading material
Step 5: Walk, explore, journal, repeat
Walk and explore for as long as you comfortably can.
As you walk, take on the mindset of a child – be engaged, curious and present.
Whenever you get tired of walking, sit down, pull out your journal, and start writing.
Then when you get tired of writing, get up and walk again.
Repeat that process all day.
Here’s what to do right now:
- Look at your calendar
- Talk with your wife (or any other important decision-makers in your life and business) so you’re both on the same page with your wanting to do this
- Schedule your first hard reset
I can’t wait for you to experience the serenity, calm, clarity, and energy a ‘hard reset’ like this provides for your life.
Your breakthroughs are out there.
Now go find them.
⚡️ Worth your time
My wife and I made this awesome enchilada casserole recipe last week.
Highly recommend adding it to your dinner menu.
Pro tip – make a double batch and freeze the leftovers for a night when you want an easy meal to heat up.
🤔 A quote to ponder
“I think I need to keep being creative, not to prove anything but because it makes me happy just to do it…I think trying to be creative, keeping busy, has a lot to do with keeping you alive” – Willie Nelson