Every unsatisfactory phase in my life, I often wish I had a reset button on my life. Like the phone hangs or the computer freezes, just one press restart is done. Wish my life was the same, hit the reset button once, 'BOOM' – turned out all alone, no memory of the past, no future goals. I begin to choose how to live my own life from now on.
Actually, I've 'rebooted' myself like that at various times in my life. One time that can be counted as a startup was when I decided to pursue a minimalist lifestyle when I first moved to Saigon. I started to review everything about myself, my spending habits, unhealthy habits, and focus more on the present.
Just for fun, we humans are different from machines in that we cannot erase past memories. The people I met, the things I learned, the things I did – I will remember them all, and it made me who I am today. Restarting a person takes more than pressing a button, it's about trying and reminding yourself every day.
It's a new year, and it's also a very opportune time so if you want to try pressing the restart button, do it right away. If you're thinking 'new year new me' At the beginning of this year, here are some suggestions.
1. Seriously review your spending
Being an adult is more difficult than a child in one place, is to think about money. When my salary was 3 million, I thought that my salary of 10 million would be enough for me to live. When my salary was over 10 million, I still felt inadequate. So what the hell?
Fortunately, minimalism came to me in time. I started learning how to record daily expenses with the Vietnam MoneyLover application, learned to play games every day to save 10,000 (polymer money is not afraid of damage), and began to divide my spending by month, by week, by days for better control.
2. Review your time spending
Are you in a hurry? Are you stressed? Are you running from one thing to another? If yes, at the end of this year, you should take advantage of the holidays to slow down a bit, carefully review the jobs you are pursuing, the things that you are doing every day - which one of the following? That's really important, which can be omitted – that will be lighter.
My tip is, if I were to start over again, I would pick two or three priorities to start working on tomorrow, the things that need to be done each day. If in a week I complete those tasks well, next week I will add another goal.
3. Reflect on what you're doing every day
On average, each of us spends 90,000 hours of our life working. For many of us, getting up and going to work has become a habit. Tired is tired, bored is boring – but still like a robot waking up to go to work. Honestly, it's great to follow your passions, but quitting a steady job and pursuing a new field requires a lot of courage.
If you're looking to push a restart button for yourself, work really is a point you need to revisit.
4. Check your motivation
If possible, I encourage you to spend time at the end of the old year or at the beginning of this new year watching, studying, reading a book on psychology, life values, motivation to discover more about this topic of yourself - if you never noticed before.
What is your life value? What motivates you to do what you are doing? If you don't learn good values and motivations, bad values and motivations will find you.
Are you living up to your own values? Or are you living what the people around you say are good?
5. Reassess relationships
People are not like things, deciding to 'throw away' a person is not as easy as giving up an item when starting a minimalist lifestyle. There are mutually beneficial relationships. Some relationships are not. At the beginning of this year, maybe take some time to re-evaluate your relationships?
Who do you love and cherish the most? Who is your best friend? Who is negatively influencing you? Who has influenced you the most in the past year?
6. Be honest with your habits
Every day is essentially a series of habits.
If the habits are good, we have a good day. Bad habits, we have bad days. Let's be honest for once, what have you spent 24 hours a day in the past? What do you do to take care of your mental and physical health? How many good habits do you have every day already? Do you have any bad habits? Pushing the self-start button isn't just about pressing it once, but every time at the end of the day to remind yourself.
If life seems bad lately, you can reboot if you want. And let's start today, friends!
According to Young Intellectuals