Before responding, getting upset, or being reactive, ask yourself, "What would my higher self do right now?" Take a step back and allow yourself to work from a space of love and compassion. Try sending that person genuine love from your heart. If you're anything like me, this won’t be easy. This takes practice. But it truly changes everything.
This is also an excellent time to step into your gratitude practice. Be thankful you’re not on the other end of things. Imagine how miserable it must be to hate someone else? When you feel yourself being attacked, try thinking of five things you’re grateful for. Transform your anger into gratitude. You’ll feel better, and research shows those who practice gratitude actually improve their physical health, too.
And finally, remember that emotions are contagious. If you allow another angry person to affect you, you’re only ruining your own day. Remain strong, rise above, and always come from a place of love. It will never lead you down the wrong path. That I know for sure.
Keep up the good vibes with this sage mental health advice from 10 successful women.