React – Recharge – Respond

Think about what difference it would make to your relationships if you reacted less and responded more.

If you look at the two words they beautifully illustrate the difference in behaviour – respond ability, (the ability to respond) or re-act, (act again).  

Respond is a thoughtful behaviour while react is automatic, without thought or consideration of others. Often when we react our ability to think clearly has been overwhelmed by emotional triggers.

When you begin to notice that you are reacting to others it is time to recharge, take a break, and look after your self. It could be simply that you are not refuelling your body with enough sleep and healthy food.

It is likely that you recharge your phone battery daily, how do you recharge yourself? Find out what works for you, practice it daily and notice how much calmer and in control you feel. 

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