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10 Simple Ways To Reset Your Mind, Body, And Soul

If you're in a rut and feel like you just need to press the reset button, here's how to get your mind, body, and soul back on track!

We've all been stuck in a rut before, but do you know how to get yourself out of one? Try this simple plan to reset your mind, body, and soul!

We’ve all been stuck in a rut before. Whether it’s because we’re lacking motivation, stressed out and tired, or bored of the same old routine day in and day out, getting stuck is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes we just fall off the bandwagon and begin to feel a little discontent with the way things are going.

We've all been stuck in a rut before, but do you know how to get yourself out of one? Try this simple plan to reset your mind, body, and soul!

Maybe you’ve hit a wall on a project, or maybe you haven’t been eating well and now you feel sluggish all the time. Or perhaps you’ve fallen into the comparison trap, and you’re wondering why your life isn’t as interesting as someone else’s.

PSA: It’s okay to feel discontent. Truly it is. No one is every going to feel content with their life 100% of the time.

What’s important is that you have the tools you need to get yourself un-stuck whenever you need to.

I’m a big believer in taking care of your mind, body, and soul every single day, and my technique for getting out a slump is to focus on doing things that are going to improve those areas of your life. Once you give your mind, body, and soul the attention they deserve, you’ll feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and more content with your life.

How does one do this? Well, if you’re in a rut and feel like you just need to press the reset button, here’s how to get your mind, body, and soul back on track!

10 Simple Ways To Reset Your Mind, Body, And Soul

We've all been stuck in a rut before, but do you know how to get yourself out of one? Try this simple plan to reset your mind, body, and soul!

1. Drink lemon water first thing.

Start your mornings off with a big dose of hydration by drinking a cup of hot water with a slice of lemon. Lemon water helps rejuvenate dull skin, and also helps you digest food better so you’ll be less bloated throughout the day.

2. Do a self-care power hour.

If you want to start or get back into a morning routine, try squeezing in some good ol’ self-care with the power hour method. I have a whole post about this here, but basically you want to spend 20 minutes doing something for your mind, then your body, and then your soul. It’s the number one thing that gets me out of bed in the morning.

3. Treat yo skin.

Brush: I love dry brushing my skin before a shower because it gets your blood flowing, unclogs pores, and helps to remove any dead skin. Start at your feet and move upwards in long sweeping motions toward your heart. Here’s a dry brush I’d recommend.

Scrub: What better way to get your skin back into it’s supple state than with a good body scrub. I’ve been loving this Honey Almond Body Scrub from 100% Pure.

Glow: If your skin is looking a little lackluster, rosehip oil is an amazing thing to use on your face before bed because it helps even out skintone and creates a glowing complexion. Try this Organic Rosehip Oil from Teddie Organics!

4. Get some fresh air.

Go outside on your lunch break or whenever you have 10 minutes to spare (*cough* make the time) without your phone, and take some time to notice your surroundings, feel the air on your skin, and take in some long, deep, and reflective breaths.

5. Declutter your digital life.

Give yourself fewer options for distraction by deleting apps you don’t use, emails you don’t need, and bookmarks you aren’t going to read.

6. Up your fruit and veggie intake.

Maybe you’ve been feeling a little lethargic from your food choices lately. If so, try adding in more of the good stuff – think fruit smoothies with spinach, a hearty salad for lunch, and a big ol’ pile of veggies as a side for dinner. Sometimes we immediately try to cut things out when we’re trying to get healthier, but adding things in is a much better approach in my opinion.

7. Try positive affirmations.

Give yourself some words of encouragement, even if it feels silly (trust me, I know it does). I like to write mine out on notecards and read them each morning before I get out of bed. Think about what you struggle with and turn them into positive statements. Here are some ideas:

  • I am safe and secure
  • I have everything I already need
  • I am a unique and interesting
8. Freshen up your desk space.

I recently rearranged by entire desk space at work, and it’s amazing how a little change can increase your productivity tenfold. Give your area a clean down (try this Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner), move things around, and get rid of any clutter you don’t need. I also recommend keeping a room mist like this one to freshen up your area whenever you need to.

9. Focus on one thing at a time.

“Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.” – Ron Swanson

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list, get serious about your priorities and figure out what you can set aside for now. Focus on one thing at a time, even if you’re afraid of forgetting something. Also, read this post about what to do when you have too much to do.

10. Go somewhere new.

Even if you can’t get very far, explore a town or area near you that you’ve never been to. Maybe find a new trail to walk on, a different coffee shop to work at, or even just take a different route to work to switch things up. Once you change your routine a little, you’ll be out of that slump in no time.

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Catherine Beard
Hi, I'm Catherine! The Blissful Mind is your guide to being the calmest, healthiest, most productive version of yourself. Whether you're trying to slow down, de-stress, or feel more content, I’m here to help make life a little less complicated.
  • Beauty in Christ

    One thing at a time, simplifying the digital life, drinking water… I love these tips!

  • love number 3! going to be checking out those brushes and oils you recommended :)
    http://www.borntosweat.co

  • I just recently discovered your blog & I’m honestly so glad I did! :) Absolutely loved this post, you mentioned some really important points here. For me whenever I’m feeling down, stressed out or I’m in a rut 4 & 9 work best for me to get back on track. There’s nothing better than a refreshing walk to get some air & clear out your head x

    Sara / AboutLittleThiings

    • I’m so glad you found my blog, Sara! Going outside and getting away from my desk is definitely the #1 thing that helps me clear my head too xo

  • LOVE this!

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

  • I got a dry brush last year as a gift and I haven’t used it yet. But you’ve just convinced me :D

    • Yesss! I know I was totally confused about what I was supposed to do with it at first, but now it’s like a daily ritual. Let me know if you dig it! xo

  • I also really want to try dry brushing – I’ve heard such great things! Thanks for sharing x

  • Okay, so I’m pretty much in love with your idea about a self-care power hour. That is such a simple idea, but it makes so much sense! There is always time to love on yourself for an hour. This whole post is just wonderful. <3

    • Thanks, Julia! And you can even make it shorter if you need to! I just think it’s so important to take care of your mind, body, and soul every single day xo

  • Liz

    Love this!! a power hour for self care is an amazing idea!

  • Awesome post, love it! I’m good on 7, but need to get heaps better at 6…. fruit and veg have been sadly lacking in my life lately. I’ve tried dry brushing before but didn’t persist….I must get back to it. Love a good coconut scrub! Linda.

    • Hey, Linda! I do alright with my fruit intake, but veggies are not my favorite thing in the world. I’ve found that dousing them in lemon juice really helps though!

      • I like spritzing olive oil over them and grinding some pepper. I’ll have to try the lemon juice!!

  • I love this. So much. These are such easy things to do, and I can see exactly how each one would benefit my whole self. I have been a huge proponent of just getting your butt outside for a few minutes since I landed my first desk job (after being a classroom teacher) a few years ago. Now I’m looking for a new gig and building a blog, and I still practice this—especially when the days are discouraging! Now, about the skin care… yep, that’s the next step. Thanks for this! :)

    • Hey, Catherine (great name btw). I know what you mean about getting outside when you work at a desk. I always try to take the stairs in my building and go for a walk on my lunch break because otherwise I feel so sluggish!

  • lifestyleandso

    amazing post,so helpful,thank you for sharing

    lifestyleandso.blogspot.com

  • Thank you for this, Catherine! I’ve found being inspired comes and goes, and your tips sound perfect to get back into the flow. Will bookmark for the next time I need them and share on Twitter!

    • I totally know what you mean about inspiration coming and going, Daisy! Sometimes you have to reset in order to get it back…or accept the fact that it’s gone for a little while and just do something new haha.

      • I just shared this great post with my mailing list today, and I’m sure they’ll love it too. Thanks again!

  • What a great post Catherine!! I loved it – and I kind of needed it just now because I’ve been in a little bit of a big rut this past weekend. Your post made a lot easier to look on the bright side just now. Thank you so much for it. And I agree with every tip you gave. Especially the lemon water – I’ve been doing this for probably over two years and I just love it <<3
    Have a fantastic start into the new week!
    xx Ronja
    http://www.sothisiswhat.com
    { CREATE THE LIFE YOU LOVE }

    • So awesome to hear that you’ve been drinking lemon water for that long! Definitely a good morning ritual to have. Thanks so much for your positivity, Ronja xo

  • Stacie | RDN

    These are great tips! Love them all! Thank you :)

  • I love this post and I feel like maybe a lot of people are feeling this way because just yesterday I wrote a post called “How To Get Out of a Major Funk” and a lot of the points we made are similar! I really like the self care power hour idea, I feel like I sometimes do that intuitively and don’t even realize it.

    xoxo
    Danielle
    http://www.afloatonafullsea.com

  • I love #2! You definitely have me thinking of scheduling a weekly power hour for ME – because I hardly ever get time to do something purely to relax. Thanks for the tips! <3

  • Decluttering (or just cleaning/tidying up in general) is a HUGE thing for me. I get subconsciously stressed out when there is too much “stuff” piling up around me, online, etc. Once I purge the necessary items or distractions, I can really relax and focus on important tasks much better.

    This is a great list, Catherine! :)

    – Bria | http://www.mondayrebel.com/blog

  • I love these ideas! I recently started drinking lemon water in the morning and have been so surprised at what a difference it has made in my day. I still can’t even believe I’m saying this, but it’s enabled me to jump start my day without coffee. It’s amazing!

  • Olivia

    Lovely post. Thank you for sharing!

  • Love your list!
    Take it easy on the lemon water. My Italian friend drank it every day and the acid destroyed her teeth. Cucumber might be safer.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog. Thank you so much for your writing! I hope one day my blog will embrace the philosophy and wisdom yours does.

    Raza from http://www.implicitsimplicity.blogspot.com

  • Alissa Carpenter

    Amen to cleansing your digital life! I think that makes a huge difference in the way we see ourselves and the world around us. It’s so easy to fall into that trap and once we do a deep cleanse- it can make a huge difference.

    http://www.notokthatsokcoach.com