Mind the Gap

You have more control than you think you do...

You wake up late, it's raining, it's dark and you've got a meeting today that you really don't want to go to. You visibly slump, you frown and drag yourself out of bed with the weight of the world holding you down.

At breakfast when you ask your son to hurry up, he seemingly ignores you, and then gives you that 'look' the one that screams contempt, that lacks the respect you feel you are owed... and your blood boils.

Both of these examples could be seen as "cause and effect" however in the principles of psychology they are actually "stimulus and response."

Something happens to you..... and then you react to it.

What if there was another way?

What many of us don't realise is that there is a "Gap" between the stimulus and the response where we are choosing how to react. You might previously have felt that this was a subconscious process, a space to infinitesimal for a conscious decision, right?

So who is responsible for the action or...

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