pause before talking

This One Simple Trick Can Positively Effect All Your Relationships

What happens when you pause before you speak? You change your tone, your language, your energy and stay positive instead of automatically going to the negative.

Essentially, you can turn a conversation around.

Positive Reinforcement Happens

Thirteen years ago, I went to visit a friend of mine who had recently had a baby. He was at an age where he was starting to get into things. My gut reaction to his “trouble” was to say no. I said it in a cute little voice but after several times of me saying this, my friend politely said, “We actually don’t say no to him.”

Really? I thought. Ok…You’re the parent. Inside I was thinking, what the heck?


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