Molly Dahl, M.Ed., CiPP
Who is she to determine how I feel? Who is he to ruin my day?
He is no one. She is no one. No one to decide how you feel and how you
move through your day.
You are in charge of you. No one has control over your emotions and your
behaviors unless you give them permission. The permission comes when you
get riled up by the mean something he said. You give permission when you
yell back at her as she wrongly accuses you of what ever it is you “Did.
We make choices all day long. All day. Lots of choices. Be aware of how
you chose to respond. Or react.
Before you respond, chose to pause. Chose to take a deep breath and to
gain a little clarity. Consider who it is you want to be. Then chose to
speak or behave in a way that is congruent with the someone you hope to
How would that person act in response to an unfair of false accusation?
How would that person demonstrate the qualities she claims to have
Consider these and then act accordingly.
How you feel is up to you. What kind of a day you have is up to you. You