We like being right, and we give ourselves permission to be angry when someone does or says something we don’t agree with or does something that causes us a slight inconvenience.
Accepting responsibility for your life is acknowledging that you no longer want to live like that. It means you’re taking control of your response to any specific situation, by giving yourself a moment to think about it – and it only takes a moment – before you respond.
Remembering to breathe helps. It gives you that little space to ask yourself: are you sure it’s worth getting upset about?
Funny thing is, though, most things are not worth getting upset about, and when you stop reacting and start choosing your responses consciously, you feel a lot better.
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