It is easy to react to situations. In fact, our days are full of reacting…. An unscheduled meeting, an urgent phone call, or a change in plans. We also react to the emotions of others and our own that we experience because of these things.
What if we decided to switch and respond versus react?
I recently attended a webinar where I was reminded of this tool that exists in my toolbelt. And I started to use it and it has made a positive impact and I wanted to share that tool. So, instead of reacting with emotions when faced with a change, respond to it. Here are some tips to help you use the tool.
- Name the emotion you are feeling.
- Acknowledge it
- Refocus on action or decision-making
One of the challenges we face is realizing that we do have the power to respond versus react. The next time your are presented with a change or situation, try those steps. This could be another tool for creating calmness in the chaos.