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It is so easy to lose your temper and do (or say) things that can later be used against you. There is this feeling of powerlessness when we get angry (particularly with our husbands) and we shout and rave and at the end of the day, there’s not much we can do. You become like the proverbial chicken whose chick was stolen by the baby kite and was dismissed as powerless because of all the noise she made. Too many times, you are dismissed because of the noise you make.
There is power in silence.
When you are quiet, no one knows what is going on in your mind or how you are going to react. They are then careful around you and often reluctant to push you too much.
When you are silent, you give yourself a chance to analyse the situation and decide on what course of action to take. Too often you react in the heat of the moment and then regret it later because you have given your power to the other person. That person then knows exactly how to push your buttons. You have surrendered control.
You have power when you are silent.
It is not every time that you speak or react. Take back your power and practice silence.
You tell us: what makes you lose your temper?
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