Hit the reset button


Technology is great when it works.  When it doesn’t it can be a minor annoyance or cause major problems.  It can cause us to lose productive work and time that we have to spend doing work over or trying to figure out what the problem is.

How many times have you been working on something that you have done many times and now it just won’t work?  All you want to do is print a page.  The printer has paper and ink and is online and connected.  Why won’t it work?

Many times the solution is a simple  one.  Just hit the reset button or turn the power off and then back on and voila, it works again.

The same thing applies to you as well.  You have times that you don’t function as well as you normally do.  Sometimes your body feels stiff and sore and doesn’t want to do what you want.  You have a lingering pain that decides to hang around for a while.  Maybe you overdid an activity, you slept funny, or you haven’t been active enough.

Other times you have difficulty concentrating or solving a problem.  You know a solution is there but it won’t come to you.  You have a decision to make but it’s not clear what the best course is.  You feel stressed and not quite like yourself.  You aren’t as patient as you want to be and little things irritate you.  Maybe you are not sleeping well.

When you find yourself in this situation, try hitting the reset button.

I find that many times a solution appears when I take a break from looking for it.  Switching to working on something else, taking a lunch break, some physical activity, or leaving it for the next day are all ways that can help.

Usually the problems that seemed so big at night don’t look quite so big and intimidating after a good night’s sleep.  In the morning you have a new perspective on things.  Often when you let your brain relax it becomes more creative.

A great way to reset everything is to get a massage.  Your body will feel much better.  The muscles that have been nagging at you for some attention relax.  They can go back in their normal position which allows them to function better.  Regular massage helps your muscles to feel better longer – you may find that you get more from each massage if you stay with it.

Massage is great for handling stress also.  After I get a massage I always feel like I can think much more clearly.  Problems seem much more manageable and I find more creative opportunities.

When things that should be working aren’t, try hitting the reset button.  Use massage to help reset yourself.

Barry is a licensed Massage Therapist at Main Street Massage in Hudson, Ohio.  Find out more about him, his business, and massage at www.HudsonMassageTherapy.com

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