Maybe you stubbed your toe when you got out of bed, and then you got accidentally turned the cold water on in the shower, and then you spilled coffee on yourself as you were racing out the door.
Or maybe you got stuck in traffic on the way to work and missed your commuting train, which caused you to be late.
Or maybe someone said something not so nice to you, and you kept replaying it over and over again in your mind.
We’ve all had days like these – days where things just don’t seem to be working in our favor. Days where we wish we could just rewind time and start over.
Well, I don’t have a magical way to send you back in time, but I do have a pretty cool way to help you welcome a fresh start in this exact moment:
You can hit the reset button.
Sometimes when my computer is experiencing glitches and the programs don’t seem to be working, I’ll hit the reset button. And miraculously everything works perfectly again when the computer starts back up. I thought it would be great if we could do the same for a day where things just don’t seem to be going well for us – when nothing seemed to be working. I gave it a try and realized that we can! We can imagine that somewhere in our brains there is a button. And when we push this button, we get to start over. We get a fresh start from the day’s frustrating experiences.
So yes, while it’s true that we may have stubbed our toe and taken a cold shower and spilled coffee on ourselves and gotten stuck in traffic and missed the train and were late to work and received a hurtful comment from someone, the reset button leaves all of these things in the past and gives us the chance to move forward and leave this behind.
The reset button gives us a chance to have a fresh start. It gives us a chance to consciously create the day that we want to create moving forward rather than carrying this negativity around.
The reset button is always available to us, and it’s up to us to decide if and when we want to use it.
No one wants to feel bad. No one wishes that their day will be difficult and filled with frustration.
But sometimes it happens. Sometimes there are external factors that come into our lives that we can’t control. For example, we can’t control the traffic, but we can control our response to the traffic and how long we hang onto our anger because of the traffic. We can decide to hit the reset button and release the charge that the traffic carries. We can decide to move forward into a space of love and positivity.
Would you be willing to try the reset button out in your own life?
If so, it’s super easy and the shift from negative to positive occurs very quickly. Here’s the simple process that I recommend to push your own reset button:
- Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Imagine that you’re letting in love, light, and positivity on the in-breath. And you’re breathing out negativity and frustration on the out-breath.
- Visualize going into your brain and finding the reset button. Imagine that the moment you push the button, you will be able to restart your day from that exact moment.
- Imagine that all of the frustrating experiences that you’ve had so far in the day will be released, and you will carry forward only loving, positive experiences.
- Imagine that your heart is filled with love and light and you are moving forward with a new, positive focus and an openness for receiving wonderful experiences throughout the rest of your day.
This exercise just takes a few minutes, and you’ll immediately begin to shift your energy upward and vibrate on a frequency that will attract loving experiences to you. You’ll immediately begin to release the frustrations from the day and move forward into positivity.
This is such a powerful exercise that I welcome you to try! It’s so empowering to remember that we are not victims to our experiences. We truly do have the power to create our best lives, and the reset button is a beautiful way to begin doing exactly that.
Jodi Chapman is a bestselling author, an award-winning blogger, and a soulful community builder. She lives her life with love and faith in the driver’s seat, and she hopes to leave a trail of inspiration wherever she goes. She believes that we each have the ability to hear our soul’s whisper and create our best lives. She would love to connect with you!