Gems for a Happy Family Life
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Gems for a Happy Family Life
Celebrating family. Leading positively. Sharing how-to.
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A Mindful Difference: Respond vs React - Thin Difference

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Being mindful in our responses ensures integrity in our interactions. Absence of mindfulness will raise the likelihood of emotional reactions.

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Angie Mc's insight:

"There may be a slight difference between the words react and respond. Yet, in practice, there seems to be a gulf of difference."

 

Practicing emotional and physical discipline helps one to respond, to be responsible.  When one is depleted, it is easier to feel a victim to outside circumstances.

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ThinDifference's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:17 AM

There is a big difference between responding and reacting, and mindfulness can help us focus more on being more responsive in a thoughtful and centered way. The four steps outlined may help us tackle this in meetings and in life.

alexander_sp's curator insight, March 20, 2013 5:01 AM

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Where Is Your Impatience Placed?

Where Is Your Impatience Placed? | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it

Where do you focus your impatience? Is it focused on your important things in life? Our life needs the right balance to keep our pace and stride focused.

 

Dividing our patience and impatience between unimportant and important life and leadership activities delivers a better view for us to absorb.

 

Routine – There are unimportant activities we need to do. In terms of life direction, they are the functional things we need to do, and we do them with a patient everyday mindset.

 

Release – These are the frustration points that unexpectedly land in our path. We need to take a more mindful approach to resolved them, breathing in and letting the impatience flow from our thoughts and actions. We cannot let them trip us up and get us off track.

 

Pace – For some of our important activities, we get riled up. We need to remember to put one foot in front of another. It is about movement, not just motion. It is about consistency of work and effort to achieve our goals and purpose. Scurrying around tires us out; consistent action delivers better results.

 

Stride – Life is a balance. We cannot become too patient in achieving our life purpose, as life may just pass us by. For the important things in our life, we need to gain and maintain our stride.

 

 


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Angie Mc's comment, January 5, 2013 11:55 PM
Patience or impatience? Grid to help make good decisions and apply them to life.