Saturday, 14 January 2012

Well I know it's not going to be easy, but I did manage to do the 'choose how to react' thing this morning.

I was washing up, and things started crashing around everywhere. I could feel myself heading for a squash-spillage-freak-out. Normally when that happens, I focus on the 'why' - what's the old feeling or experience it's triggering? But doing that uses up time - by the time I've worked out the 'why', it's too late, the tantrum is already in full swing - or I can't work it out at all, and I just go headlong into throwing a fit.

So this time, I didn't bother with the 'why'. I went straight into 'react differently'. And it worked - I managed to avoid the tantrum, and felt much better for it.

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