By Carla Kleverlaan
Before reacting. Before criticising.
Before pointing the finger.
Pause and ensure that reaction is the outcome you want.
Many times in life we forget to pause before giving full attention to the outcome of our reactions and actions. Sometimes these reactions can be life altering. Have you said something that has ended a relationship with a family member or a job or a significant other? Have you wondered if you could have been more patient and paused to consider the delivery, or the words you used?
There are many aspects that make up our thoughts and feelings. Some include our current feelings (eg. feelings of anger), our current health (feeling tired), our diet, our relationship to that person, our perception of how they have treated us, our past experiences shaping our current reality and some people believe past lives can also, just to name a few.
When you pause you allow yourself time to better choose the reaction you want and maybe shape your life and relationships to one that is more in alignment with what you want. In busy family times such as Christmas it is particularly important to be extra patient with loved ones and yourself.
Carla Kleverlaan is an author, Osteopath, lecturer, coach and previous elite beach volleyball athlete. She shares many health and wellness secrets in her book and writes a daily post to keep you thinking the right thoughts. We become what we think about.