Instructions for "A Stitch in Time"
Next time you're in a heated situation - for example - your partner or a family member has said something annoying.:
What you just practiced is invaluable if you want a peaceful life. Getting into arguments is rarely helpful, and arguing drains your energy. Choosing to side-step an argument or an upset saves your energy, and it opens the door to any new solutions that may have remained unexplored because you've been too busy fighting to see them!
You'll find two challenges to doing "A Stitch in Time":
The first is remembering to do it - the answer is to just do it regularly throughout your day, and remember your neuroplasticity—your brain will get used to doing it and it will become a new habit.
The second is that being peaceful sometimes comes at the cost of being right, but, even though it may be tough to swallow, it's worth it in the long run, for your mental and physical health, and your relationships.
" A Stitch in Time Saves Nine - If you sort out a problem immediately it may save extra work later." - Oxford Dictionaries (& My Granny)
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