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My 6-Step Weekly Reset Process

Published
July 20, 2021
Topics
ProductivityHabits

I've been feeling off all week, and I know the exact reason why.

I skipped my weekly reset.

Normally, I go through this process sometime between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, usually in two parts.

But not doing it until Monday morning this week, I could feel the difference. I woke up Monday morning having no idea what was on deck and have felt behind ever since.

And it reminds me of how Mondays always felt before I established this weekly reset routine.

The feeling I'm sure so many of you feel on Mondays now.

So if you'd like to lessen it, here's a peek at my weekly reset:

  • Clean out my screenshots folder, downloads folder, and phone photos.
  • Run CleanMyMac to clear any other file clutter
  • Process all inboxes in a loosely GTD-esque session
  • Update my Notion project manager for the following week
  • Journal my weekly wins and womp womps
  • Plan and set intentions for the week ahead

Its goal is, in the words of David Allen, to "get clear, get current, get creative."

From my to-do list to screenshots of interesting things I came across, this reset handles all open loops in my brain before I start a new week and a new cycle of creativity.

If your own creativity has felt stuck or backed up, try picking one or things from this list and doing them this weekend.

If this essay helped you learn something or think differently, please consider sending a tip. I love writing and sharing things that can help others, but spending my energy this way does have repercussions for my health and business.