Hi everyone and greetings from Melbourne, Australia! Who would have thought that “the world’s most liveable city” would become “the world’s most locked-down city.” Yes, we were locked down for over 250 days during this COVID pandemic. We are just coming out of lockdown 6.0 and it sure feels good.
It feels like we are gradually emerging out of a long hibernation. Little by little, everything is opening up, traffic is back, and people are out and about … again.
I don’t know about you but I’ve experienced a range of emotions during this time – from tiredness to excitement, from joy to sadness, and from uncertainty to anticipation.
One way to see what is happening is a reboot.
If you have a computer, I am sure you have experienced those times when the computer screen freezes OR you have so many programs and applications open that everything has slowed down. Often the best move is to reboot your computer. Turn it completely off. Let it shut down. Then start it up again.
A reboot helps your computer run efficiently and can often speed up performance if you’ve been having issues. Closing down all your programs and temporary files and processes then restarting your operating system helps your computer operate at its very best.
Is it time for a personal reboot?
Don’t just keep doing everything you have been doing. Take a moment to reset. Start afresh.
Ask yourself some key questions:
- What has value and meaning for you?
- What brings you joy?
- Are you focusing your time and energy on those things?
- What do you want keep doing?
- Is there anything non-essential that you could eliminate?
- What’s different for you coming out of lockdown?
We all have limited supplies of time, energy, and money. At the same time, there are often unlimited opportunities for using these precious resources. A reboot ensures we focus on those few things that are most important to us and helps us avoid the clutter that comes with trying to do too many things all at once.
Embrace the power of a reboot!
This has been Episode 27 of Soul Food with Mark Conner.
You can watch a video of this episode on the Soul Food with Mark Conner YouTube Channel.
Here is the full list of Reboot episodes: