Resetting at the start of your month is not something that should be skipped if you are trying to have better months. And who isn’t trying to have better months? There are a lot of tasks that you can do during your monthly reset and I discuss so many of them below. But before we get into those I do want to remind you that it is important to choose the tasks that are important and relevant to your life! Go through the ideas for how to reset at the beginning of the month below and think about which ones will help you set up better months.
And just like any part of your life you are trying to improve it is important to be patient and understanding with yourself. If you don’t get every p[art of a reset done one month that is okay! Just try again next month because any progress is good progress!
That all being said let’s get into how to reset at the beginning of the month so you can have better months.
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How To Reset At The Beginning Of The Month
Monthly reset guide:
1: Reset your monthly calendar
On your monthly calendar make sure to note anything that changes month-to-month, your kids/families activities, appointments, meetings, deadlines, etc.
This is meant to be a snapshot of your month to keep you on track and also to help remind you of what is happening this month as you are making it.
I personally have 2 of these, one at home and one at work and find the process of filling out the calendar to be almost as helpful as actually seeing it every day. It also just gives you a good idea of how you need to prioritize your life this month. Which is so helpful for having better months.
2: Reset your home with deep cleaning
Starting your month with a deep cleaned home is honestly life changing. I know that sounds extreme and dramatic but really the fresh start and clean home environment is so helpful for your mental (and physical) wellbeing as the month goes on.
This is extra important if you work from home and your home environment doubles as your work environment!
You will get yourself into the right mindset by ensuring that your home is totally cleaned up and ready for whatever the next month throws at you.
If you need some ideas for deep cleaning your home then check this out: 30 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home Challenge.
3: Reset your monthly budget
If you don’t already have a standard monthly budget then take this opportunity to make one! It doesn’t have to be a big, daunting task. Simply make a 2 column list, one side with what your expected monthly incomes are and one side with expected monthly expenses.
Then as the month goes on try to keep the list as accurate as possible for what your making and what you are spending your money on.
Each month this will become easier and more accurate as you get a better picture of your spending. And as you become better at tracking you can start to improve the budget by going more into detail and limiting different areas of “leisure” spending to save money.
If this sounds difficult to do on your own then try getting a budget workbook to guide you!
4: Reset your goals for the month
This is an incredibly important task to do at the beginning of every month when you are resetting. Setting goals helps remind you of what you want to accomplish and the monthly steps you can take to get there.
I like to make a digital list on my phone of my monthly goals then take a screenshot and save it on my phone as my background.
This helps remind you every single day of your goals and helps you stay on track to achieve them. For more advice on your daily goals follow this guide.
5: Reset your master to do list
A master monthly to do list can be so important for being more organized and productive.
This is just a list of everything you need to complete in this month so it can help you stay on track. It can see overwhelming at first but getting a look at all your tasks for the month is so important for having productive, efficient, and smooth flowing months.
6: Reset your next 30 day challenge
A 30 day challenge is a great opportunity to help you work towards a larger goal or just to provide something fun and different into your life for the month.
There are more than just 30 day fitness challenges out there (though those are great too).
There are challenges for reading books, learning languages, positive-ness, spreading kindness, cleaning, academic, and so many more.
Really if there is something you are interested in improving in your life there is probably a 30 day challenge to help lead and guide you through it! If you want ideas for self improvement then look at these 50 ideas and then check Pinterest for 30 day challenges related to them!
7: Reset your pantry, fridge, and freezer inventory list
This list is so insanely helpful when you are at the store. No guessing what you already have at home or whether it is expired. Update this list regularly and make sure to bring it with you to the grocery store.
Hint: make this list on your phone so that it is always handy! And so you don’t forget it when grocery shopping.
8: Reset your digital life
Digital organization is seriously just as important as any other form of organization now!
The beginning of a month gives you a great time line to keep up with your digital organization. The 2 biggest things to keep digitally organized are your phone and your email inbox.
I have an 8 step guide to organizing your phone that I recommend reading before you dive into your first round of organizing your phone!
For your inbox the best steps to start with are:
A– create folders for any emails that you want to keep. Be specific with the categories and sub-categories.
B– delete any promotional emails where the promotion has ended.
C– unsubscribe to any emails that are spam or that you never open.
9: Reset your appointments and meetings for the month
Make sure to not only put this on your to-do list but actually go ahead and schedule everything at the beginning of the month.
Not only is it something you won’t have to worry about the rest of the month but it also ensures you can get the appointments/dates that best suit you and your schedule.
Once you set the dates for the appointments or plans make sure you update them on your monthly calendar.
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