During a recent conversation about all that I try to juggle, a friend suggested I might want to embrace resetting as a regular practice. This was after I belted out a list of the roles which were important for me to not only to play, but to also be darn good at (!): a present Mom, impactful Coach, thriving Business Owner, attentive Wife, Daughter, Friend, etc. etc. etc. Whew! Makes me exhausted just thinking about all I sometimes try to do.
A quick look in the dictionary told me that one definition of “reset” is “to change the reading of” like a clock. I could go for that. Pausing, taking stock, breathing deeply, and then determining the “right” next step also seem a propos to me. Indeed, with these descriptors and given what I was trying to achieve, I could clearly see how resetting could be my ally.
Later that day, I went to a yoga class where the theme was, guess what? Resetting. Resetting the placement of my feet on the yoga mat so as to have a firm foundation. Hmmm, resetting and a firm foundation. So, does that mean that not taking the time to reset would cause my footing to be unsure? It would seem so.
Given the conversation I had just had with my friend an hour earlier, I couldn’t help but make the connection between my postural repositioning and my friend’s suggestion of resetting throughout my daily challenges. Not allowing the time it takes to reset, from the ground up, the flow of my daily life and the place of all the people in it leads to a lot of needless stumbling.