When something bothers you, how do you deal with it?
Do you stomp your feet?
Do you accept without resistance?
Do you pop off at the first sign of opposition?
Or do you keep your reactions in line with your values?
Growing up, my mom taught me to express myself physically and verbally (the Philly attitude that we all know and love lol) but as I got older I realized that I can choose how I react… and my life changed forever.
I don’t get into altercations with others like I did before, things that used to bother me no longer have the same effect. My life is evolving for the better because my reactions are better.
I now take a second to breathe and think how I want to respond. I accept and do what I can in the moment. I try to see it from all sides. And I try to hold compassion and empathy forefront.
So how do you deal?