Seriously. Have you ever responded to bad behavior with bad behavior? I certainly have.
The other day my friend called me and said, “This emotional adulthood stuff you’re always talking about? It should be called emotional sainthood.“ She has a point.
Emotional adulthood is taking responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings and actions. It’s one of the best practices you can get into to increase your happiness.
When you decide that you are in charge of your own happiness and that it has nothing to do with what other people say and do you take back your own power.
Still, it’s not easy. We naturally want to react to other people and sometimes even escalate the situation.
But when people are freaking out and stressing out and you can remain calm, you embody strength. You don’t need to be perfect at this for it to have a positive impact in your life. We’re not going for sainthood; we’re just parents who care and that’s pretty darn close.