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tilly pick

That "take a deep breath" thing is so important to figure this out, I think, and we can give ourselves permission to do it. There's no rule that says you have to answer, engage, react immediately. This might sound silly, but I sometimes look out the window for five seconds when I'm in a conversation so that I can fully take in the situation, then speak. It does feel somewhat strange to me at times, but I also notice myself participating with a more open and thoughtful perspective. Odd, isn't it?


Thanks, Tilly. That moment of "looking out the window" just might make it possible to shift from seeing that request or demand as a problem for you to seeing it as an opportunity.

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