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Resetting

Today my iPhone 11, named Kiki Jr. 2.0 after me as I, like George Forman, name all my digital children after me, anyway, I digress, the phone wasn’t able to make calls, send texts, or post to social media. I got a message saying that I was not connected to the cellular data, I was […]

Today my iPhone 11, named Kiki Jr. 2.0 after me as I, like George Forman, name all my digital children after me, anyway, I digress, the phone wasn’t able to make calls, send texts, or post to social media.

I got a message saying that I was not connected to the cellular data, I was connected so I called my mobile provider who checked the settings which were fine and the connection to the nearest cell phone tower which also was fine.

My provider wanted to escalate it to a technician but then I remembered a simple fix, resetting by turning the device on, waiting 2 minutes and turning back on.

It worked like a charm.

As with my phone, I realize that I too need resetting. I was stressed out, emotionally drained, and low on tolerance for others. The remedy? I am resetting, I am turning off, and waiting for more than 2 minutes to turn back on again.

How am I “turning off”? I went on a solo road trip and listened to music on the 385 mile drive. I am visiting my daughter at college but staying in a local hotel by myself.

I am doing things at my own pace, not over scheduling, and spending the majority of my time solo, resetting.

I am also focusing my every action in love, from the simple act of washing my body to shopping, everything.

Necessary, filled with joy and gratitude, and resetting. It too works like a charm.

How do you reset?

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