My intent is to pause before I react.
WHY? Reacting impulsively has a ripple effect of stress and potential miscommunication. I have learned the hard way not to react immediately, especially via email. Take a deep breath. Wait a few minutes or hours or even a day, cultivate thoughtful responses and react mindfully.
HOW TO HELP: Share your thoughts or stories on how you have successfully reacted to fearful and stressful situations!