Mar 052013
 




Bob Marley said: “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, None but ourselves can free our minds.”

I think that is advice many of us need to take more closely to heart. Some people are in truly bad situations that they need to leave. But for many of us, we are partly the architects of our problems. As the old saying goes, it takes two to tango.

What energy are you bringing to your life? Are you holding onto past grudges? Sometimes we bring a negative energy into our life that can have nothing to do with the actual situation. Just think of how grumpy and unpleasant workplaces can be after a snowstorm leads to an extra long commute. People made it in safely and aren’t, so why do they stay grumpy?

Today, try and find your reset button, the little switch inside your head that lets you approach each situation fresh even though it might involve the same people and problems as it did before. This can be the best stress management skill, because truly letting go of baggage from previous situations means you have so much less to carry! Hit that reset button and see if your world (or at least your day) can change for the better!

And, here’s a little music to remind you:

  3 Responses to “Finding your Reset Button”

  1. Love the Bob Marley quote. One of my favorite songs of his. Such an influential performer. And I really liked the direction you took the thought for the day. We tend to create a lot of our own problems. You might want to check out the post over at moneysavingmom.com about getting up early. Today’s post is about attitude and perception and fits in very well with the thought you have shared in this post.
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  2. Hey Alex,

    I love this post (and the BobM. reference),

    I had a really well thought out response for you but, it really focused on the negative parts of our culture and society.
    So, I deleted it.

    I’d much rather talk about the positive change we can affect if we continue to try… :D
    Keep working towards the positive.

    C.
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  3. I head to an empty conference room to hit my reset button. It’s usually quiet in there and I just go into a stall and close my eyes and take a few deep breath’s. It calms me down and allows my to reset and begin to focus better on things.
    Don @ Breath of Optimism recently posted..How To Get Out Of A RutMy Profile

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