Semester Reset Routine

I learned about reset routines through @lavendaire on YouTube and I applied it to the semester. Here is a great YouTube video explaining her reset routine. Having a reset was the most amazing thing I could do for my mind!! I felt so refreshed and renewed for the semester. It’s amazing what we can do for ourselves just through cleaning, organizing, and taking personal time.

The reasons why I want to write about a reset routine is because law school and students tend to get caught up in the mundane tasks of school. For me, I tend to focus on school so much during the semester that I forget about my life around me. Resetting gave me a little wake up call to my brain and snapped me out of “autopilot”.

Below are some things I did to reset for the semester

  1. Deep clean my space. I cleaned my room, bathroom and kitchen. A nice deep clean always uplifts my mood.
  2. Rearrange my room. Rearranging my room was by far the most beneficial action I took. Prior to rearranging my room setup, I was unable to sit at my desk and concentrate. Rearrangement made me feel like I had a new study space and I was able to study at my desk.
  3. Purge my belongings. I got rid of clothes, documents, food, and school supplies I knew I did not need. Purging helped me better organize my room as well.
  4. Bigger desk. I have been meaning to buy a bigger desk since I started law school and never got around to it. I finally bought one and it makes a huge difference to studying. I don’t feel cramped or overwhelmed by my study materials.
  5. Clean other belongings or furniture. I went ahead and wiped down my suitcase, cleaned out my bathroom cupboard, and makeup. It feels so good to purge and clean. It’s addicting.

The previously mentioned reset actions I took are just a few examples of what you could do. In general, I think it’s all about making the time to take care of the world that is close to you personally. It truly makes a difference for your mind especially when the mid-semester slump hits.

If you try a reset routine and want to share your thoughts, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear and try out some of the things y’all have done.

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Featured Image Credit: Study Diary of a Med Student

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