Adult Friend Temperance
Day 15: Humility
Refrain from immediately reacting when your friend shares criticism, helpful or otherwise. Take a moment to reflect and find the grain of truth in what they are saying before responding.
- Learn to press pause, means listening and assimilating before opening mouth.
- Mentally say, “pause,” as if you’re reaching for that remote control.
- Take a deep breath. Getting a quick hit of extra oxygen to your brain helps you compose your thoughts and brings you into the present moment.
- Giving yourself even a few extra seconds before reacting can make a difference. Pressing the pause button gives you a chance to rewind, make a good choice, and then press play again to continue into the grain of truth.