How to Hit the "Reset" Button for Your Day...or Life

Photo by Peter Miller

Written by Raymond Salas

Has your day gotten off to a bad start?

Do you need a “do over”?

Or does your whole life feel like it has hit a “rough patch”?

How to Hit the "Reset" Button for Your Day...or Life

Here are my effective ways to hit the “reset” button for your day...or life:

- Take a break.

Take a vacation (mini or extended). Go away, even for a just a day or two. Find a way to disconnect. Turn off Facebook and the internet. Pause. Stop. Let go of control.

Maybe life is trying to take you in a different direction. A better one. Let it. Stop swimming against the current.

The way you swim out of a rip current is to stop fighting it. If not, you’ll only tire yourself out and likely drown. Instead, go with the flow. Eventually, it will carry you to calm waters where you can swim safely back to shore.

The same is true for your day...or life.

- Change your routine.

Shake up “the snow globe” of your life. Do something different. Order something new at your favorite restaurant. Take a different route to work. Organize or rearrange your work or living space. Clear the clutter. Change your wardrobe or hair style.

Step out of your comfort zone. Be silly.

When you change things up, even slightly, it shifts the energy. As a result, you will see and experience things differently.
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” - Dr. Wayne Dyer

- Slow down.

Slow the #@$%* down! What’s the hurry? Give yourself more time. Stop rushing around like a crazy person and putting more pressure on yourself. It only adds stress to you and ironically, you become LESS effective at everything you’re trying to do in this state of mind. If you develop a pattern of operating this way over time, the stress can adversely effect the health of your mind, body, emotions, and overall well-being.

- Get moving.

Get up and start moving. Increase your heart rate. Go for a walk. Have sex with someone you love. Exercise in a way that you enjoy. Don’t do something just because it’s “healthy” for you. Pick a form of exercise that you like and do it. When you do, you’re more likely and motivated to keep doing it. (which is a good thing).

If you leave a car parked in the garage, eventually it starts to break down. Even a new one. Because a car is built to move. So are you.

- Breathe deeply.

Stop and breathe deeply for 2 minutes. That’s all it takes takes to clear your mind, relieve your stress and anxiety, and change your body chemistry in a positive way.

Practiced daily, the effects can be even more powerful. 

- Remember what you’re grateful for.

Ask “What am I grateful for right now?” Then, come up with 3-5 things (or more) that answer this question for you. It doesn’t matter what you come up with, as long as it’s something you are truly grateful for.

I like to practice this daily during lunch, or while driving, or at bedtime.

Being grateful changes your state of mind and mood. It releases internal resistance. More importantly, it helps attract to you even more things to be grateful for.

- Forgive.

If you’re still holding on to a grudge or grievance of any kind, forgive and let it go. If not, it will continue to keep you bound and shackled energetically to the person or situation involved and you will never be truly free.

This includes forgiving yourself.

If it’s too hard or difficult to forgive, then try starting first with your willingness to forgive. Ask yourself  “Am I willing to forgive this?” Yes or no.

Here’s a forgiveness exercise that can help too.

- Go “earthing.”

Connect with the earth. Take off your shoes and run barefoot in the grass. Go to a park. Take a hike. Jump in a lake, stream or ocean. Plant a tree or garden.
“When you ground to the electron-enriched earth, an improved balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system occurs. The Earth is a natural source of electrons and subtle electrical fields, which are essential for proper functioning of immune systems, circulation, synchronization of biorhythms and other physiological processes and may actually be the most effective, essential, least expensive, and easiest to attain antioxidant.” - Dr. Joseph Mercola