Have your ever received a nasty message?

Written by Donna Star


January 26, 2023

Have you ever received a nasty text or email?

Have you ever NOT responded to said snarky email or text?
Well, I decided to do that for a change.

Generally, I am or was the type that felt compelled to respond
to an angry message immediately.

I do not back down from a good discussion (or argument)🙋‍♀️.
But, in this case, I didn’t want to keep the ball in play.

You don’t have to respond to every communication
that comes your way.

You don’t have to fight fire with🔥.

Sometimes, the sheer act of no response helps
de-escalate a situation (sometimes not).

You get to decide how you want to respond.
* Pause for a moment.
* Does your response help or put more fire on the situation?
* What is the desired outcome?
* What might be going on with the other person?
* Would picking up the phone and talking help?
* Would writing a response and saving it in draft format (and reviewing later) help?

There are always choices. Immediacy is not always the answer.
Take your time.

Thank you!

Say It like it is,
Donna ⭐️

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