Human Reset

How It Works

About the Human Reset ™

The Human Reset Button ™ is a tool uniquely crafted to help change habits of mind. Specifically, we use the HRB to learn over time to be more present, focused and mindful.

The HRB works as a “cue” to help you to recognize your thinking patterns, return to present, and focus. And while often we are thinking positively and productively, sometimes we aren’t. And when our mind isn’t actively engaged in an activity, when we aren’t in “the zone,” we become prone to negative thoughts, or what some call negative “self talk.” This cripples performance.

The conscious act of wearing the bracelet represents your commitment to become more aware of your thinking. Indeed, a major tenet of mindfulness is simply being aware of your thoughts (without judging them). Only then can we begin to understand that our thoughts - particularly our negative thoughts - don’t have to become the story of our lives.

Just seeing the bracelet on your wrist improves self-awareness.

Unfortunately, many people never acquire the skill to become aware of their thinking. So when negative thoughts emerge, these folks spiral down the rabbit hole. Great athletes have long recognized the importance of this concept and create rituals to “reset.” Think of a basketball player about to shoot a free throw with the game on the line. Usually we see a ritual - perhaps a couple dribbles, then a pause and deep breath, then the shot. This is a great example of a reset.

We don’t usually have something like taking a free throw to force us to stop and pause during the flow of a game or our lives. So we need to train ourselves to recognize when the anxiety or tension comes, then to try to release it by coming back to present. This is when we click the reset button.

Becoming more aware of thoughts and thus more present doesn’t happen overnight. It takes practice - “reps” - just like getting good at free throws.

And it’s unreasonable to assume that negative thoughts will disappear altogether - that’s not human nature. It is reasonable to assume though (and it’s important to be confident here) that with effort and practice, one will become a better thinker. This has implications for improved happiness, performance and overall well-being.

A key to using the human reset bracelet is an understanding of the processes at work - what we refer to as: Stop, Click, Reset.

1: Stop

Stop. Click. Reset

2: Click

3: Reset

Individuals and teams can use the bracelet in several ways.

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