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Think Before Reacting: How to Use Your Mental Pause Button
“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” ~Buddha
I’d say the first thing that came into my head without thinking.
but it landed me in trouble more than once.
I was defensive and quick to answer back. I did a lot more talking than listening.
could stop me; I’d impulse buy and make split second decisions before thinking them through.
during an otherwise very bleak period.
on positive thinking, mindfulness, and self-development.
I was engaging with inspiring people and reading life-changing books.
Two girlfriends dragged me off to a nightclub that evening.
as I hadn’t dressed up or done my hair and makeup like my girlfriends had!
It opened my mind up to the art of just being.
I often hear a voice in my head saying what I would have normally voiced out loud,
but in the few seconds I allow myself to pause, I realize it doesn’t need to be said at all.
don’t have to be immediate. I relish in the joy of pondering.
1. Recognize the trigger.
a pulse in your head, a knot in your stomach, or a tightening in your chest.
is enough to tame it and send it crawling back into its hiding place.
2. Press pause.
3. Take a deep breath.
and brings you into the present moment.
There’s no rule that you have to say anything immediately.
Notice the thoughts that go through your mind and simply observe them without attachment.
How do you want this to pan out?
5. Press play.
all of that is going to take too long!”
it’s a case of reminding yourself that it’s ok to wait.
Pressing the pause button gives you a chance to rewind, make a good choice,
and then press play again to continue in a better way.
You gain deeper relationships and learn so much more by talking less and listening more.
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I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an instructional/academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
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