Before I respond to a troll on Twitter of other social media, I'm going to breathe- and slow down that impulse reaction.
Before I panic over a manuscript rejection, I'm going to breathe- and acknowledge it wasn't for this particular editor, and look at who's next on the list.
Before I despair over someone's unkind opinion of me, I'm going to breathe- and ask myself if their opinion is important in the scheme of my life.
Before I get upset over something that didn't go my way, I'm going to breathe- and remind myself of all the blessings that I've been given.
Before I give up on something that's important to me, I'm going to breathe- and remember that nothing worth doing will be easy and to give it another shot.
Before I say yes to an activity someone wants to me lead/join/do, I'm going to breathe- and see if it's what I want.
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So if I don't answer a question as soon as it's asked, or jump to sign up to volunteer, or respond to something, just wait for me to finish breathing...