Lesson 194: Respond Don’t React
When things happen in our lives, especially things that tick us off, we might be tempted to react and snap back. We shouldn’t. What we should do instead is to take time out for ourselves to think things through and then come up with the right response. Almost every idea that creeps into our minds when we are upset is going to be the wrong one so let those fly in and fly out. Leave the scene. Catch your breath. Think things through then come back with a response.
PROMPT: When was the last time you reacted? If you took time to respond instead, what would the response have been?