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 allow 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 books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph    

55 thoughts on “Time to Press the Reset Button

  1. Thank you so much Alexis! I know you are right that my reset button is around the corner and I will get there!

    I am so glad you do not mind me sharing your blog in one of my posts in the next few days. I think many people would benefit from your amazing words!

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  2. Oh Alyssa! You brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much. I don’t mind at all if you want to share on your blog.
    I also believe your reset button is just around the corner, after a few days of well-deserved rest. ❤️❤️

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  3. Sometimes, when life presses us too hard, drain all our energies out, we’re, in desperate need, for a long break, but sometimes, we can’t get one, and so, we learn to cope, and no matter what, we will all, keep on going in our lives, because quitting, and giving up is just, NOT a valid option!

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  4. This really was an incredible post. I have been trying to find my reset button, but I think mine must have been recalled! Thank you for sharing your brilliant words with all of us!

    I also wanted to ask you if you would mind if I share in post in a few days how amazing I find you and your blog. If you would prefer I not do this, I will respect your wishes. I just really wanted others to know just how incredibly strong you are!!

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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