If you can stay calm and relaxed in any given situation, you will also manage to be proactive, not reactive.
We all want to be proactive – to have choice about what we say and do and how we respond and act. Yet how many times have you left a situations and found yourself thinking “If only I hadn’t said…” or “If only I had said..”
Whenever we feel this way we were reactive, not proactive. We let ourselves get stressed by what was going on around us and reacted with flight or fight – we either went too quiet or overreacted and said something we regretted.
With a little awareness we can become proactive. And the best way to increase our proactivity is to learn to stay relaxed – no matter what is going on around us.