A fresh new week is a blank canvas, it can fill you with anticipation about what this new week will bring you. At the end of each week it gives you the chance to reflect and re-assess your goals. Reflection is a practise you should do regularly, it allows you to appreciate what you have and what you have accomplished.
A weekly reset is an opportunity to reset your life and your main focus for the upcoming week. Carrying out a weekly reset helps you start a fresh new week organised and prepared which will help you have a productive week.
Here are 7 tasks to do for a successful weekly reset:
1. Inbox zero
Emails can build up incredibly quickly from spam emails to work emails. At the end of each week going through your emails and organising them into files or deleting non-important emails. Regularly performing this task each week means you are less likely to miss important emails about appointments or work opportunities. If you want to keep your inbox more organised you can create folders for specific emails to be filed into, you can then keep track of all your correspondence relating to that subject. You can then start a new week with your inbox at zero.
2. Clear your cookies and cache on your phone and laptop
This task can be more of an every other week rather than every single week. Your apps and web browsers stores parts of information to speed up your experience using them. However over time your phone can collect a lot of files you do not need. Clearing the files out can free up a little storage space on your device. Clearing cache can also help with website behaviour issues. The drawback from performing this task means all your saved usernames and passwords will be deleted and you will need to re-enter them. But on a positive note your privacy is more secure and your browser will work better.
3. Clear loose papers
Over the week it is easy for loose papers to build up like to do lists, notes, letters or receipts can pile up on your desk or worktop. Loose papers around can clutter a space which can make you feel unorganised. At the end of each week putting the letters and receipts into files or shredding all unimportant paperwork means you start a new week with a tidy workspace. Any notes or to do tasks that were not completed can be recorded in your planner for the following week, you can then recycle the loose pieces of paper. Starting a new week with all papers organised means you will have a decluttered workspace where you can be productive.
4. Empty your DMs on your social media platforms
Social media DMs can easily become built up with messages and mentions. It is important to clear them regularly so that you do not miss messages that may be important. It helps keep your social media platforms organised. If you are running a business from your social media platforms it is even more important for you to regularly remove any unrelated or spam messages so that you do not loose potential sales.
5. Tidy your space
Tidy space tidy mind is a term that is consistently used and is true. At the end of each week taken an hour or two to clear your desk/office space and home space. Clearing up, popping a hoover around and clean, can help create an organised environment. It is motivating to be working in an organised and clean space and you will find your productivity levels boost with less distractions around you.
6. Plan your week ahead
At the end of the week it is good practise to then plan for the following week. Writing out your tasks for the week is a way you can start your Monday morning already aware of what you need to achieve. You start each day ready to tackle those tasks, this saves time each morning rather than writing out those said tasks. Using a planner or planning system to organise your weeks can make you super organised.
7. Show yourself some care and attention
It is vital for our body, mind and soul to invest in taking care of ourselves. Allocating some time each week to do something for yourself. You can spend time with loved ones, have a pamper evening, read, watch tv or just do something that you enjoy. This task gives your mind and body the reset it needs, ready to accomplish a fresh new week. It is a great idea to schedule some time for self care at the end of the week, so you feel rested. This will help you to not feel overwhelmed or over worked.
Do you do a weekly reset regularly? I’d love to hear in the comments.