Is it time to press the reset button on your life?

Is it time to press the reset button on your life?
Do you feel like you are in a rut?
Do you feel that life is passing you by and you are caught on the treadmill of life?

It is almost halfway through the year and although I was determined not to make New Year Resolutions this year, I concede that we all still have dreams and goals we want to achieve.

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I was having a Personal Training session and my trainer told me to ‘set my intention and reset my mind’. That word ‘reset’ got me thinking about how sometimes in life we need to press the reset button and clear out the clutter and start again.

You know how a computer builds up a ‘cache’ that we need to clear? Well humans are the same – we need to clear out the clutter from our minds so that we can enjoy our life without being weighed down.
Sometimes we just need to draw a line in the sand and make changes for a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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There are so many reasons why we want or need to reset our lives.
Perhaps you are at a stage in life where the children have left and you are wondering what to do with your life.

You may be at a crossroads with your career and not sure whether to jump into something new.

You may be looking at retirement but you aren’t sure how to fill the long retirement years ahead.

You may be wanting to start an exercise program, lose weight or just get healthy.

Whatever the reason, remember that YOU ARE SPECIAL and deserve to be happy in life. We only have one shot so let’s make the most of it!

This is a perfect opportunity to press that reset button and start living a new, improved life – just for YOU.

Are you ready to ‘reset your life’? Try my 5 top tips to get you started!

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#1 – Set a goal
Is there something you have always wanted to do but just haven’t?
We all need something to work towards or look forward to in life. Now is the time to set some goals, write them down and make an action plan to achieve them.

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#2 – Embrace Change
The biggest hurdle in resetting our lives is having the courage to make CHANGES.
Change can be exciting and bring many new challenges but it can also bring FEAR as we are so used to our own ‘comfort zone’ that we find it hard to take that first step.

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#3 – Have a makeover
I think one of the quickest ways to feel good about ourselves is to have a makeover.
It can be a new hairstyle, a manicure or pedicure, facial or buying a new outfit. When we look good we feel good about ourselves and our positivity shines through.

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#4 – Get healthy
We all need to take a look at our lifestyle and health especially as we reach midlife and beyond.
Now is a great time to make changes to your lifestyle and incorporate regular exercise and healthier food choices. No, you don’t have to become a fitness fanatic but it is a scientific fact that exercise and a healthy diet is vital especially as we age, as it increases our energy and fitness levels as well as improving our mental well-being.

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#5 – Take a chance
Sometimes we just have to close our eyes, hold our breath and jump!
We have to take a chance on life whatever the outcome. Most of us don’t want to take a chance because we fear we will FAIL – who wants to be a failure? However, if you don’t take a chance you will never know what you are capable of. Even failing can be helpful if we learn from the mistakes we make.

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What will you do when you press the reset button? Go on press it now – you will be surprised!

Need more inspiration or motivation? Come and visit me at Sizzling Towards Sixty I would love to get to know you.

Sue Loncaric Bio

Since taking early retirement, Sue found she needed more in her life and Sizzling Towards Sixty was born. Sue invites you to join her to ‘Ride the Wave of Midlife with Positivity, Fun and Laughter’

She shares her journey through midlife to encourage others to join with her in her quest to live a fit, active and fun life. Sue loves connecting with people and helping them realise their full potential to be the best they can be!
Her e-book ‘From Couchpotato to Fabulously Fit in Less Time than you Think’ has evolved into a Facebook Group #couchpotatotofabfit and encourages others to Get Healthier Together. Plans for online self-development courses are on the way.
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  • An inspirational post, Sue – great advice for someone who wants to live life to the full. Retirement led to me achieving my goal of writing and publishing a thriller, but when I return from my current trip, I want to focus on losing a couple of kilos and publishing my second book. And not feeling guilty if I don’t meet other’s expectations of what I should be doing!

  • sue

    Thank you Toni! You sound like you have a great plan in place and good luck with the pusblishing of the second book. We can do anything in midlife can’t we? A wonderful phase of life.

  • Heidi Cuschieri

    Thank you for a wonderful post Sue, I really enjoyed it. The word ‘reset’ is certainly something my husband and I have spoke about of late. Whatever thoughts you have or had about yourself or anything in your life can be changed by switching the ‘reset’ button in your brain. It takes courage to do this but when you do it, you feel empowered and uplifted. Thank you again for an inspiring read 🙂

    • sue

      Thanks for the feedback HeidiI I find the word ‘reset’ comforting because you can do it at any time in your life. It can even just be a small change but it can make a huge impact on your life. Happy you enjoyed reading my article.

  • I think midlife is a perfect time to re-think your life and start making some braver choices – I know it’s worked for me and for some of my friends – it certainly beats being stuck in a rut!

    • sue

      Exactly Leanne! We don’t need to be stuck in a rut and we don’t need to make huge changes all at once. Taking time out to think of what we want to do and where we want to be can happen at any time. Thanks for the comment.

  • Kathleen – Bloggers Lifestyle

    So well said Sue and you are a great example of that. We all carry regrets and that reset button sounds like just the thing to get focused on the future, making the best of it.

    • sue

      So right Kathleen! We all carry regrets and they can weigh heavily on us. Starting over can help us to move forward and find happiness again in our life.

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Your points are right on, Sue! It does seem to take us to get to midlfe to understand the value of “try” and shove “failure” out of our vocabulary. It is free-ing to grasp this concept!

    • sue

      What a pity it takes us so long Terri! I’m sure most of us in midlife think ‘If only I had known….’ but of course we need life experience to be able to learn and grow.

  • CathyLynchLawdanski

    Yes – you have to get moving toward your dreams. Set a goal, get ready and then go. And maintaining good health is vital. If you don’t have your health, nothing else matters.

    • sue

      So right Cathy! Health is really the basis for life. If we aren’t healthy we can’t do as much as we want to do and therefore in a way happiness goes hand-in-hand with being healthy.

  • G2W

    My favorite tip is “Take a Chance!”. We all need to remember to do that and that it is OKAY (and even GREAT) to do that!! Thank you for a beautiful article— I love all the photos.

    • sue

      Yes mine too! We have to be brave and take a chance – we won’t know unless we do. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the article and thank you for your comment.

  • “Reset” is the word that jumps out at me in this article. In my experience, I can say I want to make changes, and even try to make those changes, but there are certain underlying thoughts/behaviors that need to be changed — “reset” — before anything is really effective. Sue is right on point!

    • sue

      Oh thank you Wendy! I think it is less overwhelming to start with a ‘reset’ rather than trying to change everything all at once. Like the computer we can ‘reset’ at any time. Thanks for taking the time to comment and glad you enjoyed the article.

  • Robert W

    Did she steal this(reset button) from Teal Swan?