“We need to break the habit of overreacting because of our speedy assumption and judgements.” – Richard Carlson
I am the Queen of overreaction so you may not think my word is worth anything on this subject. However, I beg to differ. I firmly believe it takes one to know one, and if I know about overreacting since I’m a serial over-reactor I may have a thing or two I can provide advice on. So, my overreacting has gotten me in so many situations where I make things worse. I either get in my head for hurrying up and reaching to the worst conclusions, or I assume the best or worst in people before reaching a more clear conclusion of someone first. It’s important to remember to take it easy and don’t let your emotions and reactions get the best of you. I jump to conclusions and get mad at people at work quickly and being irrational can come across unprofessional and immature. I’ve been working on my reactions lately and I think it’ll only help me with my professional and personal relationships.
I’m sure there’s some of you out there who feel the same way. Some tips that are helping me is breathing techniques, getting outside and moving around, and writing or yelling something privately first before reaching out. This helps filter out anything unnecessary and irrational. Next time something gets in your head, take a minute or two first and comprehend before reacting. It may help you in the long run!
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Today’s decluttered item is a Samsung phone. We are an Apple family so someone who knows us may ask us how we got a Samsung phone to declutter. Well I was talking to my friend at work and long story short, he didn’t want his phone anymore and his phone carrier wouldn’t give him any money for it because of the cracked screen. SO I said, let me take it and sell it for you, that way it doesn’t end up in a drawer somewhere for the next few years. It’s nice to help others out and it’s a unique item for us.