Recently I purchased a tiny IPad to use for business and being a newbie to the world of IPads I asked the super duper smart computer geek dude (hereafter simply know as dude) to give me a quick rundown on the basics of operation. One little feature caught my attention and I have been pondering it ever since.
The dude explained that once programs were open, even if you are not using them and even if you can’t see them, they remain running in the background. He informed me that having multiple programs running in the background can cause the IPad to run slower, use power and not operate at full capability. To solve this problem the dude touched something on the screen, found one of the programs and with his finger flicked it up to the top of screen where it disappeared. In its place another program was revealed that I had no idea was running, secretly draining my power, and again he flicked it up to the top and it disappeared. The dude repeated this several times until all hidden, unused programs were exposed, flicked and closed out.
Why am I still pondering the whole silly IPad thing? Mainly because it struck me how awesome it would be if I practiced this in recovery with my thinking. Today, and one day at a time, I will expose, flick and shut down unhealthy, dangerous thinking.