In the course of growing up we are constantly exhorted to go against our natural inclination to push back when we get slammed...
"Be nice!" we are told.
"Turn the other cheek!"
"Don't fight! It's not nice!"
Wouldn't it make more sense to learn that the desire to hit back is actually healthy and normal - and then to learn a way to do it that isn't destructive?
Let's be real.
If someone does something mean to us we have a reaction - and it's not to smile!
Turning that energy in on ourselves or a third party is not productive!
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
PUSH BACK 101
1) Recognize that negative energy coming at us creates a reaction.
2) Accept that when someone is not nice to you it's okay to be angry.
3) Give yourself permission to push back. 4) Find your own voice. We all can develop an M.O. that is authentic to us.