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.

  1. Learn to press pause, means listening and assimilating before opening mouth.
  2. Mentally say, “pause,” as if you’re reaching for that remote control.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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