Gut reaction, knee jerk response, emotional impulse, instinct, whatever you want to call it...that can be the thing that triggers your interpretation of a given situation.
Something happens and BOOM… knee jerk.
When that happens, make yourself stop, take a deep breath, wait a few seconds and just think: Is there another way for me to interpret what’s happening here?
You know what? Maybe there’s not.
But then again… Maybe there is.
If you go full emotional impulse without taking a moment to process, you might be missing out on the chance to come out feeling far less riled up, far less upset, and with some slightly more rational steps on how to continue moving forward.