Day 6: Be Loving
For many people this task will not be easy, nonetheless it is extremely important.
We live in a world where time is a luxury, everything is rushed, there is not time to waste and we are ruled by the infamous “stress.”
With such a frantic lifestyle it’s common to see couples drifting apart and treating one another with extreme irritation but everything comes down to a decision…
Love Dare- Task #6
“You are going to decide! Look here, this is not a matter of circumstances… Today you are going to decide to react in a loving manner, no matter what situation your marriage is in. You will need to stop and think before reacting… Reacting in an irritated and aggressive manner will transmit “negative energy” to your spouse who will in turn retaliate with the same the same behavior.”
(Based on the book Love Dare.)
I believe that this will be one of the most difficult tasks because the last thing we want to do when we are angry is stop to think. Nevertheless, how many times do we end up regretting our actions after reacting hastily while upset?
I am not saying that you should put up a guise, on the contrary, you should indeed act wisely and that may imply that during the heat of an argument your best defense is to stay silent.
My advice to you is to keep a glass of water near at all time, if worst comes to worst just fill your mouth up with water!
Most times great part of your irritability is due to the lifestyle you sustain. See what can be changed…
Set aside some time to unwind and relax.
Pick up a hobby.
Even walk around the shopping center!
These are only some examples… Analyze your life today and DECIDE!