Have you ever wished you could hit a button and restart your whole day? Often it is a series of small events that throws us off of our game and then our day spirals downward. By taking a moment to reset, we can stop the downward spiral and usher in more positive energy. Below are 4 ways you can hit the reset button on your mindset.
Try a breathing technique and remind yourself that you are alive and well in this moment. Your heart is beating and breath is moving through your lungs. Every moment that you are alive anything can happen. Focus on this moment right now where everything can be made new. One simple breath technique to try is the 4-7-8 breath.
Take a hot shower. On a lunch break from a professional training the other day, I came home and took a hot shower. It was amazing how this relaxed me and quieted the negative thoughts in my head. There’s something about the feel of the water on the back of the neck and shoulders that calms us. Not to mention that this physical act of washing ourselves clean can signify to our mind that we are washing off whatever just happened so that we can move forward with a fresh start.
Go for a walk. Many people say their best ideas come to them either in the shower or while going for a walk or a run. When we move our bodies, we simultaneously release anxious energy and stimulate our creativity. Going for a walk puts us in new surroundings which helps us to shift our perspective. If you have the time and space, going for a walk is a great way to clear your head and reset.
Turn your focus to someone or something that you love. We have a saying in energy work, “Where your attention goes, the energy flows.” So focus you attention on something that pulls you back into the flow of love. Use your phone to pull up some photos of a loved one or even call them for a quick chat. Or think about one of your favorite hobbies. For example, I might watch some videos on pickleball or pull up a new knitting pattern that I want to try. Many people find that keeping a board on Pinterest of their favorite things can be a quick go-to when they are feeling down.
About the Author: Julie Glaser is a healer who creates sacred spaces for people to share, release, and grow. She’s in the habit of being in awe and wonder and writes to share her own experiences and learnings with other inquisitive souls in the process of transforming.