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Check Your Facts Before You React!

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Have you reacted to a trigger out of an assumption?

It is important to take the opportunity to step back, as the observer, and sort through what we are noticing, rather than getting caught up in and carried away by unchecked thoughts, without realising that we may be consumed by them. This is when we become prone to reacting from emotions rather than responding to the facts of the situation. We end up experiencing these really intense emotions and have unnecessary suffering. Suffering is not necessary.

I find that one of the outcomes of working on your emotional maturity, is being able to examine whether our emotional reaction FITS THE FACTS of the situation we are in. How many times have you reacted to what someone said because of a situation and you become completely engrossed in that emotion. You have justified the ways that you are right for feeling a certain way when really, it might have been stemmed from a fear, or an unearthed trauma, or simply a trigger embedded deep into your subconscious. It happens!

But, one of the biggest lessons and takeaways on this journey of emotional regulation, and really on my mental health, is actually training myself to take the time to slow down, and check the facts of the situation before I react. To RESPOND to the facts of the situation instead of REACTING to the emotions that I flood my system.

I learned this tool from the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy course I have been doing for the past couple of months, and it's proven to be soooo effective!

I do hope you enjoy this episode!

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