Learn to Respond
We all have the capability to respond, it’s just a matter of if we choose to respond or react. It’s easier to react. It’s harder to respond. Reprogramming yourself to be responsive, not reactive, is all about being mindful. It’s about understanding ourselves and coming in tune with our emotions and behavior. We need to be mindful of how our mind reacts to different situations.
One of the most important methods to responding is knowing and understanding you don’t have to be quick. There will never be anyone standing there with a timer telling you that you have a limited number of seconds to respond to the situation. You have time to breathe. You have time to gather information. You have time to be in the moment and soak it all in.
At first, this might seem like a super simple technique and you don’t need to practice it. But you do! What’s the first that happens when you drive your car and someone cuts you off? You get angry. They could’ve seriously injured you or yourself. How dare they?! But, what if that person had a child who unbuckled their seatbelt and tried climbing into the passenger seat. The driver of that vehicle wouldn’t be happy either.
Choosing to respond to situations differently will do wonders for you and your friends and family.
At Theta, we can help you reprogram your mindset so you can become a responder, not a reactor. We utilize GMS (Guided Meditation and Suggestion) therapy to change your thinking so you can kick bad habits and become a more relaxed, understanding individual today.