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How to Press the Reset Button On Your Life

Article by Zen Habits contributor Jonathan Mead, follow him on twitter.

We all get stuck in ruts from time to time. We get off track and lose sight of the life we meant to live. I know I’m probably not the only one who has wished that I could find a reset button for life.

While we can’t exactly travel back in time (flux capacitor or not), there’s certain ways we can “reboot” our lives.

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to get a fresh start on an area of your life you’ve been meaning to overhaul.

The New Year is an exciting time. It symbolized transformation and starting new. It’s a time when you can let go of the old, shed your past and begin again.

The problem is a lot of the time we get super excited about these new goals, but we lose focus. A few months later December rolls around and we wondered what happened. Where did we go wrong?

The most important thing we need to keep in mind is not necessarily being disciplined, but setting the right type of goals. If we’re just setting socially conditioned goals (like making more money or upgrading the things we own), we’ll likely lose interest, because our heart is not in it.

So there first step is to set aspirations that come from your heart and what you value most. Then just take it one day at a time. Think small, act big.

NOTE: Read the notice at the bottom of this post for info about The Power of Less New Year’s Challenge!

Here are some suggestions for ways you can reboot your life:

Health:

Simplicity:

Relationships:

Finance:

Fitness:

Bonus tips:

What are your plans for the 09? Do you have any good tips for starting off the New Year right?

This article was written by Zen Habits contributor Jonathan Mead of Illuminated Mind. To learn more about how to reclaim your life, grab a subscription to Illuminated MInd.

NOTICE: Tomorrow we will announce THE POWER OF LESS NEW YEAR’S CHALLENGE! It’s a free 30-day challenge where you will form a new habit in just 10 minutes a day. The Challenge will help motivate you and keep you accountable, so you can start the New Year off right!

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