Touch Points: 19 August, 2021

Before you react, STOP

The next time something (or someone) tests your patience, remember to STOP:

S – Stop what you’re doing or saying
T – Take a couple of slow, deep breaths, focusing on the exhale
O – Observe your thoughts and emotions; acknowledge them as present and natural
P – Proceed with considered words and actions.

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