Time to Press the Reset Button

When I react from a place fraught with anxiety
and heavy-leaden exhaustion.
When anger, frustration, and thick frenetic energy courses through
my body and mind, leaving me breathing hard, and tight as
if I had just run a marathon, top speed through
the seven gates of hell.
When I can’t stand to think, read, engage, or ground.
When that becomes my existence, my life, my scraggly mood than
I know that I need to press my Reset Button.
My Reset Button reminds me that I’m able:
To experience and not think
To listen and not speak
To let allow myself time to play and laugh with glee
To rest and not judge
To connect with the trees, water, fire, and land
To leave worry and self-doubt behind
To Just Be
I just pressed the Reset Button…I can breathe!

©words and photo: Alexis Rose

Thank you for reading my new book, If I Could Tell You How It Feels, available in both ebook and paperback from Amazon.

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31 thoughts on “Time to Press the Reset Button

  1. Wish i’d had a reset button, but i didn’t, i’d just, sucked everything up, and taken everything that’s already happened to me, because i had NO other options in my life, but to, keep going, no matter how much it’d hurt…

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  2. For sure! She was an outdoorsman by heart, taking after her father whom she adored. There’s a lot of photos of him outside in the winter with fish and other things he hunted. It was not the life of a doctor we would envision today. Very humble and resourceful 🛶🎣!

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  3. Been up to Ely & it’s absolutely gorgeous and my daughter wanted to move there immediately 😊. My husband’s grandmother’s father was the town doctor in Ely a long time ago and we were visiting to do some family history. The national forest is just gorgeous! Have a wonderful day!

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