The refreshing nature of spring motivates us to hit the reset button via decluttering, spring cleaning, gardening, and the list goes on. But sometimes, the reset needed is a lot deeper than that: It's a reset of the mind, the body, and the soul.
To reset your mind, body, and soul means to take intentional actions to restore balance and harmony in these three essential aspects of your being.
Wondering how this breaks down on an individual level? Resetting your mind involves clearing your thoughts and letting go of negative or stressful thinking patterns that may be affecting your mental wellbeing. It can include activities such as meditation, journaling, or seeking therapy or counseling.
Resetting your body can involve activities such as getting adequate sleep, eating a healthy diet, and engaging in regular exercise or movement. It can also involve taking time to care for your physical health by getting regular check-ups and practicing self-care.
Finally, resetting your soul may involve activities that bring you a sense of spiritual connection or purpose, such as practicing gratitude, engaging in meaningful activities, or connecting with nature or a higher power.
Overall, resetting your mind, body, and soul means taking time to care for yourself holistically, addressing all aspects of your being to promote overall health and wellbeing. Here are 11 ways to do it.
11 Ways to Reset your Mind, Body and Soul
Take a few minutes each day to sit in silence, breathe deeply, and clear your mind. Meditation can help you calm your thoughts, reduce stress, and gain mental clarity.
If a seated meditation isn't for you, consider a walking meditation, which can be just as effective. And if that doesn't work, try journaling—Silk + Sonder members often find that using their monthly wellness journal is an effective form of self-care not dissimilar to meditation.
2. Practice yoga
Yoga is a great way to stretch your body, increase your flexibility, and release tension. It can also help you connect with your breath and improve your mental focus.
Plus, yoga is actually very physically challenging—and we mean that in the best possible way. The fact that yoga is a workout is an additional benefit on top of its already mind-clearing, tension-releasing powers.
3. Take a walk in nature
Spending time in nature can be a great way to reset your mind, body, and soul. Take a walk in the woods, by the beach, or in a park, and breathe in the fresh air.
Any kind of movement provides a nourishing reset, and walking is one of those exercises that truly brings on a sense of meditative calm.
When you need a reset, take a walk in nature.
4. Write in a journal
Writing down your thoughts and feelings can be a powerful way to clear your mind and gain perspective.
It doesn't matter what kind of journal you opt for; whether it's a bullet-style journal like Silk + Sonder, a blank notebook, or something else. Whatever type of journal you choose, try to make this a daily habit. After a week or so, you may just find that you're experiencing the reset you so desperately need.
5. Take a digital detox
Disconnecting from technology for a while can help you reduce stress and recharge your batteries. Try to take a break from your phone, social media, and other digital distractions for a day or two.
6. Practice gratitude
Take some time each day to focus on the things you are grateful for. This can help you shift your mindset and cultivate a more positive outlook on life.
Whether it's a daily gratitude list (we highly recommend these!) or a simple gratitude text to a few friend, a regular gratitude can help you access the reset you've been craving.
A little gratitude goes a long way when you're in need of a reset.
7. Get enough sleep
Sleep is essential for physical and mental health, and it's hard to hit the reset button when you're exhausted. Make sure you are getting enough sleep each night and consider establishing a bedtime routine to help you wind down.
Practicing good "sleep hygiene" can help, too: Avoid screens a few hours before bedtime, keep your room cool and dark, and consider using earplugs.
8. Try a new hobby
Trying something new can be a great way to challenge your mind and engage your creative side. Consider taking up a new hobby or learning a new skill.
Some potential hobbies can include flower-arranging, writing, ceramics, gardening, or anything else that speaks to you. If you incorporate movement and nature into your new hobby. You'll probably find that it's all the more beneficial.
9. Connect with loved ones
Spending time with friends and family can be a great way to lift your mood and feel more connected to the world around you.
Plus, studies show that people with strong relationships are some of the happiest among us. So if you have a friend or family member you know you need to reconnect with, try reaching out to them and let the reset begin.
Connecting with loved ones can help provide a much-needed reset.
10. Practice self-care
Taking care of yourself is essential for resetting your mind, body, and soul. Take some time each day to do something that makes you feel good, whether that's taking a bubble bath, going for a run, reading a book, writing in a journal, or anything else that truly speaks to you.
11. Practice forgiveness
Letting go of grudges and forgiving those who have wronged you can be a powerful way to release negative emotions and move on from the past. Practice forgiveness both for others and for yourself—the more forgiving we are, the easier it is to reset.
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