Do It Differently Tomorrow

In reflecting about my day today, tomorrow I will do it differently when I receive an unwarranted reaction. Looking back at that moment now, I am realizing that it was just that, an unwarranted and unequipped reaction. Not a mindful response.

Regardless of this person’s reaction or why it occurred in the first place, I will do it differently by not letting it affect my output or internal dialogue.

How the person reacts is not a worry or stress that belongs in my world. This occurred, even though directed at me, in this other person’s world.

I am going to do it differently by not letting it affect my self confidence or self worth. I am going to do it differently by not letting this prevent me from continuing to do what I do best. Or, how I think it must be done in order for it to be done the best way I know how. I am going to do it differently by not letting it become the voice in my head; ego, fear, negativity, self doubt.

When deep in the trenches of negative self dialogue stemming from these kinds of reactions from others, I would find myself buried in the head chatter for days and weeks.

Since committing to a journey of intentional self growth, I’ve learned how to climb out of those head chattered trenches. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s easier to climb out of those trenches, because it still takes work.

What it does is makes you more aware of being in the trenches. Deeper yet, understanding what those trenches are in the first place. It’s understanding yourself. It’s listening to your body, your life, and the world around you. It’s instilling intentional actions into each of your days equipping you to be mindful of the moment you are in.

The key to understanding the trench you may find yourself in is knowing that reactions from others, to you, aren’t to be held on your shoulders. Instead, it’s the extra baggage that is the heaviness within their own world.

Reacting to another person’s reaction is merely bringing a piece of their world into yours. Tweet this

That’s what I would do differently tomorrow. I would climb out of the trenches quicker and move forward. However, I’m grateful for having that level of self awareness to realize I was even in the trenches. I could have been there longer, which in turn could have created a ripple affect into the other areas of my world; family, friends, other projects, etc.

What will you do differently tomorrow? Share in the comments section  below.

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About Eric Ungs

Eric Ungs writes about a journey of intentional self growth, nudging you to let go; to give yourself permission to be vulnerable and honest with yourself so you can give your best self to others. Author of 10 Incredible Ways to Live a Fulfilling and Joyful Life ebook.


  1. What will I do differently tomorrow? The best thing I can do is not let comments or perceived reactions of others, especially those closest to me affect me to the point of letting anger grow inside. Even more than that is the self-talk that comes along with this telling myself that my self-worth is pretty low, and that I deserve the kind of negative reaction or words that I got.

    Thanks for your post!

    1. Eric Ungs

      Thanks for the comment David. Always be mindful and aware of your inner dialogue. Cheers.

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