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Finding your Reset Button

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:

Everyday I’m Juggling: Symptoms of Stress Edition

I think a big part of what is challenging in life is knowing what to do with your life and your time and actually doing it.

For example: I know I should make and eat spinach chips. They’re a healthy and tasty snack. However, I rarely make the time.

I know I should do more yoga and exercise more regularly, but unless it’s the experiment for this week, I don’t give myself enough time.

In fact, it seems that the only thing I give myself enough time for is to feel the symptoms of stress.

I really need to work on that. With the exception of the most recent long weekend, my stress levels have been far too high, so I need to work on my stress management skills!

I think I need to make more effort to put myself first and play as hard as I work!