When something happens to us in life, our instinct is often to immediately take action and respond to it.
Make a mistake at work? Slam the desk. Someone pisses you off? Snap back at them. Want that slice of cake? Grab it and take a bite. Someone cuts you off while driving? Honk your horn and throw up the middle finger.
React. React. React.
Life is one continuous cycle between things happening to us and us responding to them. And often we aren’t even aware of these automatic reactions until they’ve happened.
However, sometimes the best response is no response. Especially in a heated moment, our first impulse isn’t always the most healthy one. Often it’s better to take a “step back” and wait before you make a final decision.
But our current society trains us to be hyper-reactive.Continue Reading