Thursday, September 22, 2011

Learn the ABC's

ABC's of responding to life:  
A- AWARENESS.  When you become aware of a negative emotion you have gained the personal power to respond instead of react.
B- BREATHE.  Take a few slow deep breaths.  FEEL the air move in and out of your body.  Feel your muscles.  Relax. This switches your awareness away from the charged emotion into your body and the the present moment.
C- CHOOSE.  Now that you have taken a moment to calm the emotion, you have the ability to choose an appropriate response.

Use the ABC's of responding to life, and you will feel less stressed and be in control of how you act and speak.  
Be Happy Now, My Friends-
Laura Barrette Shannon

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