Do you dread when the weekend comes to an end?
If your productivity plummets as the upcoming week approaches, and you’re left feeling anxious, I’ve got just the thing for you.
I have weekly reset rituals that I do to 10x my week, and it has been one of the BEST habits I could have introduced to my life.
These reset rituals allow me to plan for the new week not only with a clear head but from a place of peace and relaxation.
If you can, I recommend doing these reset rituals on a Sunday because you’ll go into Monday recharged and ready to take on the world.
Are you ready? Let’s dive in.
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1. Grab that sage stick!
I like to start my reset rituals with smudging.
Smudging helps to eliminate negative, lingering energy that may be trapped in your house and your spirit.
After I cleanse my space using this method, I can immediately feel a difference. I’m energized, and my body feels light and recharged.
I use a lavender sage stick that I bought from my local African shop, but I’ll link another good option for you below.
How To Smudge Your House
1. Open your windows and your doors (to let the bad energy get out)
2. Light your sage stick until it starts smoking
3. Use your hand direct the smoke where you want it to go
4. Starting in an area where there’s the most traffic (like a living room), move in a clockwise position throughout your entire house
5. Be sure to get any closets and small corners in each room
6. Once you’ve made it back to your starting point in the first room, you can then smudge yourself
How To Smudge Your Body
***Be sure not to let the burning sage stick touch you at any time
1. Being very careful, make circles above the crown of your head with the sage stick
2. Next, move your way down to your neck, chest, and arms
3. Then carefully smudge behind your back and over your stomach
4. Next, move down to your thighs, legs, and feet
You can either let the sage stick go out on its own, or you can extinguish the burning end in a glass dish filled with sand.
After you’ve finished smudging, light an incense of your choice and then relax in the peacefulness you’ve just created.
2. An Om a day keeps the stress away
Now that you’ve cleansed your space of bad juju, it’s a perfect time to detach from the world and meditate.
Meditation is a renowned practice that lets you reach the highest, most enlightened version of yourself.
I recommend meditation for anyone who struggles with anxiety or stress or wants to be more in tune with themselves.
Starting your day with meditation can boost your productivity because your mind will be clear and uncluttered.
I’ve created a guided meditation to help you get ready for the week ahead.
3. A clean space is a happy space
Has your energy ever been zapped because your house is a mess?
I don’t know about you, but having a cluttered space makes me feel extremely unproductive.
I’m also more likely to stay in bed and put off cleaning for another day.
If you want to have a productive week, you must do the laundry that’s been piling up.
Or those dishes that have been “soaking” for the past two days.
To be more efficient with my household chores, I now set a timer to complete a big task.
Then I coordinate other smaller tasks with that significant task.
For instance, I’d set an hour timer to get one load of laundry done.
While the load is in the washer for the first thirty minutes, I’ll work on another task, such as cleaning my kitchen.
Once that same load of laundry is in the dryer, I’ll then work on another task, like mopping my floors or doing some light garden work.
By the time my laundry is ready to be folded, I’ve knocked out at least two tasks within an hour.
You’ll feel SO much better with a clean, clutter-free space!
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4. Go out and get some rays
Taking a little time in nature will do wonders for your productivity. Going outdoors for a few minutes will recharge your energy, improve your mood, and clear your mind.
Whenever I’m overwhelmed by my obligations, I make my way to my patio.
I listen to the birds chirping and the wind blowing around me.
I smell the fresh air and sometimes watch raindrops fall to the ground.
This helps me feel grounded and less out of control, and it could also help you.
If you’re feeling unproductive and overwhelmed, get a daily dose of Vitamin C and watch how amazing you’ll feel afterward.
5. At-home spa? Uhh, yes, please
If you’re anxious about any work that’s waiting for you next week, wash away your stress with a pampering shower or bath.
Nothing clears the mind and relaxes you as well as having a little “me time.”
These are some of my favorite products to use for my weekly resets.
Schedule out a little R&R before you start the new week and watch your productivity reach a new level.
6. Dust off that planner you aren’t using
Is anyone else one of those Type A personalities and can’t function without having a schedule in place?
Planning out my days makes my tasks extremely manageable.
If your days aren’t planned, it can be easy to spend time doing unproductive activities, such as binge-watching your favorite show on Hulu.
I use both a physical planner and Google Calendar to help maximize my productivity each day.
How to 10x your day with a planner
First, you’ll want to separate your days into two categories – PERSONAL & BUSINESS.
On your personal side, you’ll include the following:
– Any errands or appointments that you have that day
– Any enrichment tasks, such as language learning or studying a subject that you’re interested in
– Miscellaneous tasks, like laundry or grocery shopping
Your business side will include the following:
– Any entrepreneurial tasks you have for your side hustle/business
– Any tasks you need to complete for an employer or client
By having a clear separation between your work and personal life, you’ll feel more balanced and less likely to suffer from burnout.
And if you are suffering from burnout, you need to read this post!
Now, let’s move onto planning your day with Google Calendar, which I like to use in conjunction with my planner.
In doing this, I can determine the optimal times for me to schedule out my tasks.
Google calendar process
Planning out your days and sticking to a schedule make it easier for you to transition into the new week.
Having weekly reset rituals will skyrocket your productivity and prepare you for your tasks come Monday.
Do you have any reset rituals that you do to help 10x your life? If so, share them below in the comment section!
May your days be productive and stress-free!
Peace, love, and good vibrations.