How many times have you said something that you later regretted? It might have been sharp words to your boss, a co-worker, your spouse, or worst of all, your child. We all let words slip that we wish we had kept to ourselves from time to time. Usually they are spoken out of frustration, anger or a combination of the two.
But like the saying that looks can kill, words have the power to do a lot of damage. So, how do we express ourselves in a positive way without spewing hateful, hurtful words? Bite your tongue (gently), breathe in, and slowly exhale to a count of five. These three steps can save you from a world of apologies in the long run. Because most times, the ones that frustrate us the most are the ones we care the most deeply about.
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