I had one of those moments.
You know the one – someone says something; you feel like you have been hit in the gut; your body tenses.
This is your moment – a chance to overcome a trigger.
It is a chance to get your power back.
Every time you are challenged and change your automatic reaction, you start a new habit.
A new, powerful habit creates better thinking and results.
You feel calm, in control.
How can you break your old reactive pattern?
Breathe deeply – this will calm you
Think/speak, “I feel calm; it is okay” – this thought shifts your energy.
SMILE – smiling is magic. Smile NOW to instantly feel better.
Then take on your #1 project. Get back to work.
Getting your brain engaged takes your mind off the situation, it breaks your negative reaction.
If you get sidetracked, repeat, “I feel calm; it is okay.”
As you do this, you empower yourself to be productive and calm.
Remember: you are 100% responsible for your thoughts, emotions, and actions.
Decide - “I choose to respond differently; I have the power.”
Breathe, speak (“It is okay,”) and SMILE.
Get your power back.
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