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Adverse Life Reactions

I heard something yesterday that I thought was a great way of framing the need to take control of yourself in situations rather than get caught up in the moment.

If a doctor (or other suitably skilled healthcare professional) tells you that you have responded to a medicine you would probably perceive that as a positive thing. Progress toward your goal. Would you still feel that way if they told you you have reacted to a medicine? Unlikely.

We have a choice to respond to situations and circumstances or react. Reacting is natural and emotional and may even feel good in the moment, but does it serve your underlying purpose? Responding can be a challenge and can feel uncomfortable, but it’s likely that it will serve you much better in the long run.