A reset day is a day that you take to basically get your life in order, sort out those niggly problems that have been annoying you and tackle any jobs that you’ve been putting off. In theory, at the end of a reset day, you should feel a lot more in control of life in general and I was in need of a bit of that myself last weekend so Sunday was dedicated to my own reset day.
I’ve been feeling a bit meh lately, nothing too serious but since I hurt my knee a while ago I haven’t been able to do any real exercise which I know has impacted me which seems mad when I think about it as I’ve never been one for exercise until I bought my exercise bike. In fact, whenever I heard someone say that exercise releases endorphins that make you feel happier, I dismissed it as a rumour started by fit people because I was convinced there was no way any kind of exercise could be anything other than torture. 😂
Turns out though that it really is true and I’ve really noticed a difference this last couple of weeks so I can’t wait to be fully healed and back at it.
I know, who even am I?
I decided a reset day was in order and made a plan to sort all of the things in my life that were annoying me or making things harder than they needed to be and I thought you might be interested in hearing about what I did although I do want to say that I know that these are not really problems or dramas in the grand scheme of things and I know I’m lucky that these are the things that are annoying me right now so I hope you don’t roll your eyes too much at me for some of these…
I ordered a lightbulb
I started the day ordering a lightbulb from Amazon which doesn’t sound very life-changing at all, does it?
For some reason, my house has two light fittings that need a BC3 light bulb rather than a BC22 one which basically means that they are like a traditional bayonet fitting lightbulb but with three pins rather than the two you would get on a normal lightbulb. I have no idea why this is but I’ve never managed to buy a three-pin bulb from anywhere but Amazon and last time I ordered one, I bought a bulb which is actually really dull so my bedroom is really dull when the light is on and I hate it.
The problem is they cost about £8 a time and I didn’t want to waste the money I’d spent on this one and buy a brighter one as there’s nothing wrong with this one, I just prefer more light. But it’s been annoying me so I just bought another bulb and will keep this one as a spare for emergencies.
I sorted out my laptop bag
I used a different bag as my laptop bag for work a couple of months ago as I needed a bigger bag to take some extra bits in and for some reason, I’ve alternated between the two ever since so I have two bags with similar stuff in each one and I just move a few bits each time I go in so I have what I need. I’ve no idea why it took me so long to sort this but I’m not back to one laptop bag with the spares I have for things like my charger neatly tidied away in my desk drawer.
I bought a power bank and a wireless phone charger stand
My job involves a lot of time on my phone which means I often get to the end of the day with not much charge left on my phone or worse, no charge at all.
To sort this out, I bought a wireless phone stand to sit on my desk which my phone will just sit on through the day when I’m at home so that should keep my battery topped up and avoid my usual halfway through a call having to plug my phone in to charge. I also bought a power bank for days when I’m out and which should avoid my phone dying when I’m on the move.
I built a shoe rack
I bought a shoe rack months ago for Master Frugal for him to store his trainers on as he has a small bedroom (he won’t move into the larger spare room we have) and they were taking up way too much space in there. I bought it ages ago but looked at the instructions and decided it was a problem for another day but today was that day.
I filled my Kindle with books I can’t wait to read
I filled my Kindle books with 10 new books to read using my Kindle Unlimited subscription and spent half an hour following my favourite authors so I get a notification on my Alexa when any of them release a new book. I knew the names of some and for others, I just looked back at the books I’ve read so far this year and added a few of those authors to my list.
I also bought a new Kindle charger so I don’t have to share a charger with the kids as I lost the one that came with it so I always have to use a charger that Master Frugal uses for a speaker he has which means I always leave it until I’m on about 5% battery before I go and plug it in. It cost me £3 ish and now I know how cheap it was to buy, I wish I’d done it before.
Had a quick go on my exercise bike
I think it’s been about a month since I went on my bike last and I’m not going to lie, it was super hard! I was in a good place before I damaged my knee and would do between 25km and 32km at a time but yesterday I struggled to do 5km which really made me sad! I know I need to go easy on myself as my knee needs the chance to build back up but I felt tired too so it wasn’t just my knee that was letting me down.
I’m definitely going to build myself back up gradually and accept that it’s going to take me a while to get back to where I was without expecting too much of myself.
Found a workaround for a tech issue
For ages now, my photos haven’t been syncing properly with my Macbook and Airdrop doesn’t always work which is so annoying when I want to use a photo of mine in a blog post. It annoys me so much bit I couldn’t fix it no matter what I did which was so frustrating so I decided to think outside the box and find a different option which I managed to do. I just downloaded the WordPress app and can upload media to that which I can then access on the desktop version of WordPress on my Macbook. It’s not the end solution but it’s fixed to the point I can work with and has potentially saved my phone and my Macbook from being thrown out of the window! 😂
I also took some time to write myself a to-do-list for the week, plan our meals, read some of the magazines I’ve had in a pile for ages so I could pass them on to a friend and have a pamper hour which included a bubble bath and painting my toe nails while wearing a silly unicorn face mas,.
I now feel 100% better after my reset day and I couldn’t recommend having your own little reset day enough!
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