How To Respond vs React!
New York Times Best-Selling Author, Co-Founder/Chairman at Proctor Gallagher Institute
If you want to make responding rather than reacting a life practice, use the opportunities presented in the tiny moments that happen every day. Times when the person you imagine yourself to be doesn’t align with how you are feeling or acting at that moment.
To respond in fearful situations is to first, pause and take a full breath before doing anything. It is to stop and think properly, so you can take actions that produce your desired results. It’s to no longer be controlled by habits that don’t serve you.
When you keep coming back to this idea of react/respond, and you start making responding a habit, the switch from fear and frustration to a sense of calm and hope will be swift and certain.