Make Change With A Business Reset
For the month of October, we are writing and sharing ideas about making a life and business reset. Not sure about you but I have had one of the most stressful years of my life. We have been resetting life all year. Working on a more joyful life experience.
We know that stress is one of the common reasons people seek out medical care and it doesn’t have to be that way if we just are willing to make a few simple adjustments to our lifestyle and our business.
Here are some common signs of needing to take a closer look at your life and make changes that will benefit you in the long run.
You Are Experiencing Burnout
The first sign that you are in need of a reset in your business life is when you are experiencing burnout. This often happens when you are either working too much or focusing so much on one thing, that the rest of your life is being neglected.
It is possible to have burnout even when you don’t feel “busy” constantly. Burnout can happen from focusing too much on one area of your life or business, which makes it to where you are so exhausted with that certain activity or aspect of your life, the rest of your life is kind of falling behind.
Our experience with burnout has helped us to take the approach of making tiny steps for big changes. Once we began to practice this much of the overwhelm was reduced and we began to feel better. Here is our blog post on Tiny Steps For Big Changes - https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/how-to-make-big-changes-by-tiny-steps
You Keep Trying (and Failing) New Things
Have you noticed that you keep trying new things toward a specific goal, but then you quit pretty soon afterward or lose your steam? This is a really good time to do a reset and begin to find where your priorities are.
This isn’t always just a case of having no follow-through. Sometimes, it is because you need to reevaluate things, remind yourself why you set these goals, and figure out what tasks would be better suited for you to complete those goals.
You Haven’t Worked on Your Goals in a While
Maybe you have goals that you thought you really wanted, but you never seem to work on them much. Things happen and lives get busy, but if it has been months or even years, then now is the time to either decide how to reach those goals, or replace them with something else you are more passionate about.
We have a full post on goal setting to help you if you haven’t worked on your goals in a while here - https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/behavior-based-approach-to-goal-setting-and-goal-achieving
You Feel Stuck, Helpless, or Unmotivated
And lastly, if you have been feeling a little stuck, lost, or just unmotivated, it is time to look at your life and figure out what isn’t quite working for you. These feelings can come from many things, from your mental health to just being overworked.
Start writing in a journal to figure out why you are experiencing these emotions, and work on a life reset so you can get down to what is happening and why you feel this way.
We began using a journal back in 2015 after my mother died. It was a sad, stressful time and I made the decision that I preferred to get my feelings down on paper than live in all the pain. It was the best thing I did at the time. Here are some benefits of using a journal for a life reset:
Studies Have Shown:
✓ People who journal experience better moods.
✓ Journaling helps to reduce stress.
✓ Regular journaling is an effective tool to fight depression and anxiety.
✓ People who journal don’t get sick as often.
✓ Healing from medical procedures occurs faster in people who journal as opposed to those who don’t.
Where the Magic Really Happens When Your Journal
✓ Your mood improves
✓ Your anxiety lessens
✓ You gain clarity
✓ You see things as they are
✓ You become a Problem-Solver
✓ Helps you to see the rhythm of your life
✓ Journaling becoming therapy
✓ You get to know yourself better
✓ You resolve disagreements better
✓ You discover the truth about yourself
There is a Journal for Everything
Journaling Tips For A Life Reset
✓ Write by hand
✓ Choose your journal to fit your needs
✓ Start simply
✓ Ignore the word count
✓ Embrace inspiration
✓ Choose the best time of day
✓ Go into detail
✓ Focus on the emotion
✓ Don’t beat yourself up
✓ Make journaling part of your routine
✓ Forget perfectionism
✓ Try a brain dump
✓ Let therapy happen
✓ Use a writing prompt
✓ Get artistic
Share any ideas on how you experience the best business life reset in the comments below.
Be sure to get in touch with us if we can help you.
October is Health & Fitness Reset Month - At-Home/At-Office Training Tips
There has never been a better time to consider workout at home or in your office if you don’t already do this. As entrepreneurs, it is important for us to take care of our minds, body and spirit to thrive in business.
We believe that working out at home/office is the most convenient way to get your exercise done without the fuss of trying to get to a gym especially today.
Over the years we transitioned from going to a gym to train and began working out at home. Now we can not imagine going to a crowded, noisy gym to get a workout in.
Maybe you have decided that you want to workout at home or at the office. When we began training at home, we started with circuit training and High-Intensity Interval Training.
The challenge is, you may not know how to start and how to make the plan work for you. Here are a few at-home training tips for you to keep in mind. These can help you get started, stay on track, and enjoy the results of your workouts.
Create a No-Equipment Circuit
The first tip would be to start your at-home/at-office training with no equipment. This may sound odd however using your own body weight and your own body can help you greatly. It will allow you to get used to the circuits, the exercises and practice the proper form.
Remember to have a warm-up before starting your work-out. A warm-up conditions and prepares the muscles for the more rigorous activities of your work-out plan. And your workout must end with a cool down, a moment wherein the muscles are given time to relax after a heavy work-out session.
Space your physical activities such that the body is used to a variety of physical activities, ranging from the simple to the more complex, from cardiovascular exercises to strength exercises. Two to three work-out sessions for a week is a good way to start.
As you progress in your activities, you can now increase the frequency or duration of your exercises.
Start off with Lower Intensity
Start off with a lower intensity workout plan. When I began to work out again after many years of health struggles this is exactly what I did. I started with a borrowed Tae Bow video and started where I was at that time. At first, it was about ten minutes of a thirty-minute workout. And each workout I would do just a little bit more. Sometimes it was only a few seconds more for that day. Over time I was able to do the whole video and then I added more as I got in better shape.
My idea was I wanted to WIN at my workouts and not feel frustrated or bad about what I was doing. As long as I was progressing it felt fantastic. And this is my tip for you. Get the WIN each time you exercise and keep progressing for the WINS as well as reaching your long term goals.
Keep to Shorter Workouts
When you are a beginner keep your workouts shorter at first. This goes hand in hand with lower intensity to start off with. Just keep your workouts to around 30 minutes. This allows you to get your circuit in and realize the WIN. It also will give you an idea of what you can do in a short amount of time if you need to change it up later and go for longer or shorter workouts due to work changes or lifestyle changes.
By keeping these tips in mind and working each one into your at-home training, you can come up with the best possible workout solution for your needs. You will also find it easier to increase the intensity of your workouts and adjust them as needed.
We know that getting started can be the biggest challenge, especially if working out is new for you. This was us many years ago. It does not have to be such a challenge and we recommend the Home Workout Revolution System. To help you get started we are giving away a FREE Turbulence Training 4-Week Bodyweight Training Program https://bit.ly/36rnwQv
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Share any thoughts and questions about at-home/at-office training in the comments below.
Over the past few months, we have been thinking about the idea of a health reset. With our current global situation causing stress for so many people we believe this fall is the absolute perfect time to consider a health reset.
We feel that a health reset for our business is important not only for our physical wellbeing but for the health of our business. As entrepreneurs if we are not taking care of our health and vitality how can we expect to have a healthy and vital business.
People often make health goals right before the first of the year as part of their New Years’ resolutions.
But there is another time of year when it is equally powerful, and that is in the fall season.
There is something about fall that feels like a fresh start. Your summer is over, you probably don’t have any vacations or trips planned for a while, and kids are back in school and as business owners, we are in the last stretch of the year to meet our financial and business goals.
This time of year is perfect to take a look at your healthy habits and lifestyle and see if you want to make any changes to achieve your personal health goals and your business health goals.
Revisit Your Health & Business Goals
A health reset in the fall is going to help you revisit any health and business goals you had at the beginning of the year. You probably had quite a few health goals when the year started but have forgotten about them or left them behind when spring and summer began.
The same is true for our business goals especially this year. It has been a tough year and this fall might be a perfect time to consider what you want to achieve over the next three months.
Fall can feel like a new beginning and have a few months to focus on you before the end of the year. Before the holidays begin, take the opportunity to look at your health and business goals and see what you want to change, or what new goals you might have.
Start Your Resolutions Before the New Year
There is no reason you have to create goals only on January 1st! In fact, this is notorious for creating unrealistic health goals that only last a few days or weeks, then are forgotten about for the rest of the year. Not only in the fall, but seasonal goals can be a lot easier to accomplish.
Look at your goals as if you are going to accomplish them within 2-3 months. That way, they are much more realistic and within your reach, and don’t feel so overwhelming.
If you know you want to have a resolution for the new year to reduce 50 lbs, why not start now with small changes that you can continue with next year?
And if there is a specific goal you started out this year with and you are not quite there now is the perfect time to refocus on it for the health of your business.
We have written about taking Tiny Steps for Big Changes over the past few weeks and here are a couple of links that might help have a new viewpoint on changes.
https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/…/the-power-of-incremental… & https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/…/how-to-make-big-changes-…
Help Balance Out Holiday Treats
With the holidays coming up, you may want to get started on striking a healthy balance, so you can create new habits and practices over the holidays.
OK, so you might be thinking that talking about holiday treats for entrepreneurs isn’t valid. Overindulging in the next few months might not be the best practice for your business at this time.
Easing into the holiday season by making new habits and those tiny changes and still allow to live life helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle, whether it is coming up on Thanksgiving or you want to prevent binging on holiday treats.
A fall health reset is about choosing small habits to implement into your life that is not good just for today, but you can continue throughout the remainder of the year and well into next year.
Be sure to share any thoughts in the comments below on Health Reset in the Fall With These Simple Ideas
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