Resetting by Choice vs by Force

Updated: Apr 3, 2019

We all know too well: Life happens. But when it does, how you reset determines the trajectory of your life. It is imperative to learn to reset before life requires you too and to know how to reset when it does. Christina shares the keys to resetting by choice vs by force below!

As humans in this age, it’s difficult to be balanced mentally, physically, professionally and emotionally. An individual often carries multiple identities at once such as parent, student, professional, etc that requires significant amounts of time and/or maximum effort simultaneously. It can be taxing. The upside to this all is that it’s possible to find balance through reset and intention.

Resetting happens two ways: by choice or by force. By choice requires self-awareness and proactive goal setting to change the direction of your life. It’s making the choices now to impact your life in a way you cannot see yet. Force resetting is when you’re dealt a set of circumstances you did not choose and have to find a way out. In both cases, your intention decides the result.

By choice:

When I chose to reset my life habits and behaviors by graduating college early, I had to be intentional about reaching that goal no matter what life threw at me. This goal was a part of my life, not my entire life focus - there’s a difference. Life didn’t stop happening in other aspects because I set the goal. I got knocked down and hit every road block you could think of, but I still had to find balance. I was an independent student and had to prove myself financially every semester. On top of that, I was a first generation college student, and I didn’t have people to get advice from or money to bypass financial aid. Resetting my intentions every time, I hit a set back. When I hit a wall, I took a deep breath to refocus, laid out my choices and went full throttle towards it. Graduating was the goal, that’s what I was going to do.

By force:

When the choice was made for me to reset, it felt different because the choice was made for me. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia when I was 18, my first year of college. I was handed a new lifestyle. I didn’t walk in that doctors office willing to accept that diagnosis and I certainly didn’t walk out accepting of it. It took about a year to reset my lifestyle completely. I went through a lot of trials deciding what other things I needed to reset for my lifestyle change to be in full effect.

How to Reset:

Resetting can be something as simple as closing your eyes and taking a deep breath before you switch tasks or meditating for 5-7 minutes when you begin your day.

Overall, resetting with intention is determining what works for you to approach life or your goal with the effort required to accomplish it. Begin resetting with intention today and watch your goals start to align. I’m looking forward to hear how you reset!

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