If you want to become a frustrated ball of stress
Then begin to teach yourself about a new application of technology/software/______
Nothing works as easily as promised
And what begins as a wonderful spark of inspiration
Finally grinds to a desk thumping cry of anguish some hours later
We pick ourselves up and continue
Because I will not be defeated – particularly when I’m bent on realising a vision
The trouble is – frustration and impatience leads to a tangle of Christmas lights
I hate untangling things, unpicking mistakes,
So I choose to take a break
And in that gap – that gap when we walk away
Have a drink of water, read a newspaper, take the dogs for a walk or cook dinner and fold the washing
Sometimes that gap is longer and we decide to give up for the day
And continue tomorrow
That gap is so important
Because it works
It’s where some magic reset of the universe occurs
And all those things that were giving you a headache the day before
Click into place
The email arrives
The technology begins to work the way it’s supposed to
And things sort themselves out
And you wonder why didn’t that work like this yesterday?
Nothing has changed
But it has – your alignment has changed
Yesterday you may have wound yourself into a knot and become aligned with the problem
Now – with a rested mind you are determined to be aligned with the solution
Whatever the reason is
It is always available to us that reset button
And we get to choose when it begins and ends
So choose to reset not quit
Because at the end of the gap
It will work again
This is what I tell myself as I close the computer lid gently and walk away
Without smashing anything…
32 thoughts on “The Reset Button vs Off Button”
This is an interesting one. Keep it up. 😉
Ah, I know this one…. Gently closing the lid and walking away. Really works when I’m just out of ideas for a design and the client replies with, “It’s not vibing with me, can we try something else!”
It has to be a very gentle closing of the lid – very very gentle 😂
I feel your pain…I am constantly wandering how people can say something is really easy and yet I find it so hard. Particularly with computer thingies. Well done for taking a break and not throwing things around haha!
I think I’ll leave it up the professionals this morning And drop it into the tech heads in town.
Money well spent to avoid the frustration 😊
The joys and frustrations of technology. Sometimes they’re great. But not always.
I go nuts with all these new apps, I must be an ape…
No – it’s just some things work really well and some things make you want to walk into a closed door. I will have another attempt this morning and then take it to the professionals. I don’t know how they fix these things but they do.
Like everything in life, but I’m just a complete troglodyte when it comes to technology. But, have to get my behind moving and start learning more about all those things out there, what a world we live in…… the other day my computer started talking to me (not kidding), I didn’t know if to run away or punch it.
Talking to you? That’s nuts although my watch (Siri) sometimes out of nowhere says “I didn’t catch that” and I’m like “hey stop listening!!” Tricky things – not sure if we are headded in the right direction at all. But it is fun. Most of the time.
Yes! The freaking Siri. I don’t know what I was doing in the computer and suddenly the voice of this woman comes out. At first I thought it was the other girl, a real one, in my house talking, then to my surprise it was Siri telling me what to do. That freaky, the computer telling me what to do. I hate this Siri, can´t I configure this thing so I can hear a sexy girls voice saying how great I am every hour or so?
😂😂😂😂Siri may well be gorgeous – mostly though she is into giving directions (not always appreciated) and weather
No, it happens. 😊
Bless! My computer is working my files are downloading and everything is alright with my technology world again – bliss! Good morning Sarah 😊
Haha I’m glad the world of technology is back in your corner. 😊
I´m not alone….thank goodness. We should make an app that is anti apps. If that makes some sense at all.
Anti apps – hmm like the anti christ – yessss that’s about right when they go wrong – now who’s making sense 😂
We’re both making sense, I make sense to myself all the time, people are confused…
Oh yes. That would be good.
I think I understand, in class, we can all be working on a document and the internet will just crash making it extremely difficult to do our work.
Exactly Lily – very annoying!
On days like this I tend to classify it a good one if there are no corpses … or if they are, they can’t be found. 🙂
I though your trees looked like they were thriving – good compost then?
My lips are sealed. 🙂
One does not need technology to rest. Machines should not control our life.
I was overwhelmed on Friday and I knew that Monday was not going to be any better. It's hard for me to walk away. It takes a lot of premeditation and I don't always have time for that. Prepared for the worst, I walked into work on Monday and then decided to take things slow. That it was a new week and a new opportunity. And so I took Monday in bite sized chunks. Only the things I could, not caring about the things that were not urgent. By the end of the day I had accomplished everything and I was calm.