Don't Let Your Emotions Hold You Hostage: Here Are 2 Easy Ways to Set Yourself Free by Jennifer Coken
Have you ever allowed your emotions to hold you hostage? I have and it ain’t pretty. I stopped speaking to some friends for about a year after we got into an argument. We had attempted a few times to try to sort things out but we hadn't quite "gotten there" yet. Then they invited me to their new home. I wanted to go but I dreaded the tension I knew would be there when we spent time together.
But I missed their friendship. So, I said yes. Then I did these two little, but not insignificant, things. Truth be told I couldn't remember what the heck we got so heated about, but I was still upset.
- I let go of taking what happened personally.
- I let go of my righteous indignation.
Being righteously indignant had cost me missing out on holidays, birthdays, hearing about their lives and sharing about my own. This happens to all of us in both our personal and professional lives. Remember, what other people say and do is their journey. How you respond is your own.
"Response-ability" = you having the ability to choose your response to any situation.
You've got the power!
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