This is of course easier said than done. In order to do this, you will need that you stop yourself from immediately reacting to momentary impulses, and take stock of the situation. One factor that definitely helps in this process is mindfulness meditation, done over months and years. In mindulness meditation, you increasingly become aware of your own self and consciously take stock of any situation before you react.

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