Yesterday I was having some problems with the keyboard that I purchased to go with my iPad. I would type a few sentences and some of the words wouldn’t come out as I had typed. They showed up as something totally different. I tried fixing the problem myself, all to no avail, and so I ended up calling customer support.
After 5 phone calls and 3 different “advisors” as they are called now, the problem was finally fixed. What was required in the end was simply to “hit the reset button” and start all over again.
Sitting there feeling somewhat angry and frustrated at the time I perceived as wasted, in a very busy day, I thought to myself. “Wouldn’t it be nice if we could do that. When we feel out of sorts, disappointed, annoyed or unforgiving towards others, what if we could just hit the reset button.”
And then it occurred to me that we could do exactly that. We always have a choice. I could sit there and fume about the poor customer service, dash off an email complaining to the company, admonish them on Twitter, none of which would make me feel very good in the end. Or, I could simply let go of any negative thoughts or feelings around this situation, look to see if there were any “gifts” in the experience (it gave me something to write about on my blog for today) and just move on.
I always have a choice as to how I want to feel in every moment. So, I did just that. I “hit my reset button” and started all over again.
What a relief to be able to set myself free, get back to my day, and focus on what is working in my life!
Have a joyful day and remember to “hit your reset button” today if you need to.