How do you stop for a moment before reacting to any situation?
Anxiety (Including GAD)
Think about what you want to say and how to act and then think about how that would make other people feel based on the situation. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Thank you. I always regret how I react after the fact, after the words or actions have been said or displayed. It seems I only realize what I’ve reacted as was wrong after it’s been pointed out. I hope to avoid this in the future. It’s tiring for myself and for my girlfriend especially.
I remember that I am bigger than any situation and that I can breathe and ask my higher powers for advice. Always works for me.
The breath, such a powerful phenomenon. Thank you. 🙏 And having that sense of being higher than any situation was powerful of you to say. I do not have that sense of self. I see myself as a problem to most and as insignificant to many. Powerful comment.
You are never a problem to anyone or insignificant. It's really not easy to be honest to have such awareness of self and realize that anything that someone says, or does to you or think about you isn't personal. I had to realize that when I hurt someone verbally, I end up hurting myself the most because I'm the one who feels bad and then have to apologize even though that other person crossed my boundaries. You got this love. Be patient, kind and understanding with yourself. You're human and it's more than okay to feel emotions.
Take a few steps away from the situation. As soon as you feel a reaction, step away to organize your thoughts and feelings. I have to do that often. I also have let everyone know that if I sound angry for no reason to let me know because I have a hard time controlling the tone of what I say.
Same. I can sound very rude, sarcastic and mad even when I don't mean to. I am very blunt and I'm still learning how to be blunt without sounding judgemental and unnecessarily harsh.
sometimes I'm scared to order food at a restaurant or talk to a cashier because of how I might sound. I always have to take a deep breath and be very careful while I talk.
I can totally relate. Sometimes it doesn't matter how nice you may sound some people will take things the wrong way. I've had to learn that I sound how I sound and if someone doesn't like it then they don't have to talk to me lol.
For me I will literally stop what I'm doing back away and take a huge breath. I've been will try to do some square breathing while I let my brain process the situation and decide how to handle it. Meditation is another fantastic tool!
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