Be intentional in your actions today. Before interacting with anyone, take a moment and ask yourself: What am I trying to accomplish from this interaction? Do I want to be right? Helpful? Hurtful? Kind? Am I trying to get approval? Praise?
Be realistic about the possible outcomes, but don’t psyche yourself with anxiety. You may get a negative or critical response. That’s okay…that response does not determine your self worth and value as the wonderful human you are working towards becoming. It’s just an interpretation through that person’s lens. That person has a common goal: he or she just wants to be happy too. Don’t react…or react, but watch the reaction. Know that your reactive thoughts are not your true nature, but simply visitors. Acknowledge them as such…offer them some tea and let them be on their way.