Recently I had a discussion with a friend who mentioned the concept of a mental reboot to me. I hadn’t given it much thought, but my time spent in Utila earlier this year was in a way, my mental reboot.
What is a mental reboot you ask? Well, its a period where you can center yourself, shed away the things you don’t need, and maybe even perform a bit of soul searching and a course correction. It’s taking inventory of what’s really important to ones self, and evaluating your path and progress getting there, and making adjustments if necessary.
WHY do we occasionally need a mental reboot? It’s because we tend to lose sight of what’s REALLY important in our lives with the hustle and bustle of every day, and we need enrichment, education, and enlightenment. We spend so much of our lives working so hard for things to impress others that we forget to impress ourselves at times. Getting rid of it all for 3 weeks made me realize what I NEED, versus what I want.
I came across this quote recently, author unknown, but it sums up my feelings after my mental reboot.
I have never bought anything with money. Everything I have was bought with pieces of time I sold from my life to a job that will never have paid enough when my time is up.
Think about this the next time you buy something you don’t need, to impress people that you don’t need to impress. Money spent on experiences that enrich your life is much better than money spent on toys that just become anchors. And time is something that you can never get back, so be careful of how much time you sell.
So, do YOU need a mental reboot?