Have You Tried Turning It Off and Then Turning It On Again?

That's why I take pictures of my feet looking out on the ocean or the beach... so I can remember what it feels like to be there. El Jardin del Mar Photo Credit: Doree Weller

That’s why I take pictures of my feet looking out on the ocean or the beach… so I can remember what it feels like to be there.
Photo Credit: Doree Weller

That’s the first question IT always asked me, and it made me crazy.  But a large majority of the time, it actually worked.

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
–ANNE LAMOTT

The thing is, it’s not just good advice for computers; it’s good advice for people too.  If you find yourself getting upset, frustrated, irritated, or just generally out of sorts, take a few minutes and walk away from whatever situation is frustrating you.  Take a few deep breaths.  Take a walk outside.  Look up a favorite picture on your phone, or a beach picture on your Pinterest.  Turning your brain off, even for 5 minutes, can be really helpful for dealing with whatever it is that’s bugging you.  Because really, it’s so much harder to solve a problem when you’re upset than it is when you’re just a bit calmer.

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