You may only learn about your “Pushback Button” from experiencing something that causes you to react in anger, however you can learn to manage your reaction.
By Carol Rickard
I had a new experience this past weekend, which seemed to catch me by surprise, and I thought I’d share it.
I’ve written in the past about “button pushers“ and how often times it is those closest to us who know just what buttons to push!
This past weekend, there wasn’t necessarily a “person” but rather more of a moment or issue that happened.
As I watched the news Friday night, I became aware of some things going on in the legislature that were quite shocking…
I couldn’t believe what I heard. I remember thinking: ‘How come I hadn’t heard about this before?’
Now, I’m not much of a social media person. However, I will take to Facebook every now & then to connect with friends and family.
So Friday night, I wrote on my Facebook page to let other people become aware of what I’d just learned.
Almost immediately, I had responses—And they weren’t what I expected!
Some people started arguing with about the information I’d just highlighted. Others were quickly arguing back against them. This was all just in a matter of a few minutes!
Where I made my mistake!
I read a few more posts in the discussion…
The last one I read infuriated me & I “pushed back”, meaning I posted a response to the comment.
What I posted was actually true facts about history, nothing more.
My next mistake!
I waited to see what they said …
That’s when I knew a “Pushback Button” had caught me!
I should’ve been asleep in bed 30 minutes ago and yet I was still using my phone to pay attention to Facebook.
So what did I do?
I put the phone down & didn’t look at Facebook again until later in the weekend (even though I kept getting notices someone replied!)
There are two LifeTOOLS I hope you leave with:
LifeTOOL #1 – Sometimes we can only learn from our experiences. You may not know you have a “Pushback Button” until it happens!
LifeTOOL # 2 – Once you learn you have a “Pushback Button”, it’s important you take some time away from it in order to be able to come back & manage it!
Tell me in the comments below what one of YOUR “Pushback Buttons” is.
~ To Living Well TODAY! ~
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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