Have you Tried Turning it off and Back on Again? The Art of a Reset

You know when your computer or your phone are acting up, whether they’ve slowed down or become glitchy – often times we just simply turn them off and restart them.
Somehow this seems to be a magic fix for a lot of issues and this quick fix can work wonders.

Slow phone?

Glitchy Computer?

Game Systems lagging?

Malfunctioning toys?
Take the batteries out – and Reset.

While this definitely seems like a technological trend, why can’t this same fix be applied to ourselves as humans?

Even though we may have less buttons, wires, or circuit boards as a device – in a way we are the same.
Replace those digital devices and parts with our anatomical bodies and we’re a flesh and blood version of an intricately designed tech device.

Unfortunately there isn’t an actual button to turn us off and back on, or a cord to unplug or batteries to replace – there is a lot to say about resetting our own systems.

Some of us may opt for a total body detox. Resetting our systems from the inside out when it comes to how we specifically fuel ourselves.

This is typically not for the faint of heart and can prove quite challenging – especially if you live with multiple people and the pull of others eating habits can be all too enticing.

Others ensure they have a set amount of time each day where they take time to focus on themselves.
Whether it be exercise, meditation, reading a book, or just going for a simple walk to clear our thoughts.
All of those things can act as a simple reset.

Another option to help aid in the reset process is by eliminating one of the things that gets us so wound up in the first place – technology.

Our lives have become so focused on revolving around our phones, devices, work, careers and anything that involves a digital base.
Literally unplugging on those items alone for a weekend or even a day can be very refreshing.

We can easily get so hung up on not just our own lives but the lives of others when we allow ourselves to get so enthralled with other peoples lives. What they do, what they have, how they live, what their house looks like – even what they look like and how they eat.
If we put our blinders on to those things alone and focus on the world that is immediately around us, it allows us to take advantage of the things we have within our immediate grasp.
We can be thankful for what we have, our surroundings, and the people we choose to spend our time with.

What is the point of watching others live their lives when we aren’t even living our own?

If we allowed ourselves to detox and reset from our digital lives, our careers, and the things that bog us down – often times we emerge better versions of ourselves.

And while resetting and detoxing may not happen as often as we’d like – ensuring we make it a regular habit is still important.

We spend far too much time getting hung up on the little things, that often taking a step back and refreshing our vision can be just the trick to seeing solutions and clarity.
Especially when it comes to our careers.
We get hung up and so deep in the thick of things, that refreshing perspective is integral to forward momentum.

In the world we find ourselves in right now especially, negativity is easy to come by.
And while hope is slowly emerging, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Now is the perfect time to unplug.
Reset our lives.
Be thankful for what we have and what we can control and be the change in our own personal lives so we can live to the best and full potential. Be the best versions of ourselves for not just ourselves – but for those around.

So unplug – reset – and see what the next version of yourself brings.




Guest Blogger Rayna Davies

Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management.  She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security.  Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details.  These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities.  She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration.  Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.