Seasonal Reset

A Change of Seasons is a Great Time to Pause

Although we were not punished with the cold weather and heavy snowfall typical of Minnesota, with the onset of May and the change of seasons, I find myself, again, appreciating the change of the weather as we move from one season to the next.

It is a great time to pause, re-set, re-boot, and set new intentions.Doing a seasonal reset simply means to pause each time the seasons change and to take a look at your life, goals, lists, health, and wellness.

This natural seasonal transition provides a built-in and easy time to stop long enough to consider whether you are on the path you desire and take note of any changes you would like to make in your daily life. There is no need to over-think or over-complicate this moment.

Here are 6 simple things you can do for your seasonal re-set

  1. Pause & Take Inventory – Completing a seasonal re-set every 3-4 months will allow you to take inventory of your life.  In the midst of  the everyday busyness of life, it is easy to forget what goals, intentions, and priorities you have previously set.  If you pause only one time every year to write new year’s resolutions, it is easy to lose track of the plans you made in January. Do the seasonal reset every few months and you will be much more inclined to make adjustments that actually help you move forward in productive and life-giving ways. Consider using a simple printable template to launch your seasonal re-set.

  2. Take Inventory & Make Small, Actionable Changes – When you take inventory during a seasonal life reset, you can decide what should be changed and make simple and small changes. It is not necessary to make dramatic changes to your daily life.  It is the result of the smallest of changes sustained over time that will make all the difference for growth.  If you allow yourself to pause and remain open to what is possible, you’ll be amazed by what happens.

  3. Choose a Daily Intention – Jot down a simple daily Intention as a way to begin a your day. Establish a new daily habit of choosing an intention card each day from this intention deck.

  4. Focus on Health, Balance, and Overall Well-Being – Too often, we associate concepts like strict limits, harsh restrictions, diets, or self-control with the concepts of health. Instead, consider and associated the concepts of moderation and balance with the ideas of health and wellness. Consider what you can let go of today and what you could add to your daily life that will result in an improved sense of well-being and health. These questions can apply to food, nutrition, fitness, quiet-time, screen-time, reading, fun, play and more.  Ask yourself what you could add and/or remove to any of these things to improve the quality of your life.

  5. Begin a daily gratitude practice – Find a gratitude journal that suits you and begin or end your days reflecting and writing about the things for which you are grateful today.

  6. Create a Vision Board – You can begin by using this simple printable template to get started, use a large piece of tag board, or an 8.5 x 11″ piece of colorful construction paper. Your choice!