5 Ways to Stop Reacting and Start Responding

5 Ways to Stop Reacting and Start Responding

Through knowing or unknowing repetition, you may have trained your mind to be reactive or responsive.

You become what you practice.  When you train your subconscious mind to throw away its memorized thoughts, emotions, or information without analysis or filtration; you become reactive.

"Maturity is When You Stop Reacting and Start Responding"

The goal of becoming responsive is to upgrade your consciousness, to let you make decisions intelligently, to have clarity in your thoughts, and to be a better human being.

The society may throw anything at you; first, they train you to be reactive through Data In – Data Out education system knowingly or unknowingly; and then they make a big business out of your reaction.

“Negativity is sold most because it makes you react.”

       ➡ Chapter 1: 4 Steps to Be Your Own Life Coach

       ➡ Chapter 2: How to Understand Your Mind

              👉 Part 1: What is Consciousness?

              👉 Part 2: What is the Subconscious Mind?

              👉 Part 3: How to Control Your Mind

              👉 Part 4: You Are Here

              👉 Part 5: How to Master Your Mind

       ➡ Chapter 3: Why Do You Need to Be Attentive?

       ➡ Chapter 4: How to Improve Attention

       ➡ Chapter 5: How to Boost Your Intelligence

       ➡ Chapter 6: What is Self-Awareness?

              👉 Part 1: How To Stop Unwanted Thoughts

              👉 Part 2: How to Be Happy

              👉 Part 3: How to Deal With Anxiety & Depression

       ➡ Chapter 7: What is Conscious Intelligence & How to Be Conscious Intelligent

In this article, I shall let you know five ways to start responding and stop reacting. Before beginning how to stop reacting and start responding, do have a look at the levels of consciousness.

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         ✔ Three Levels of Consciousness

         ✔ How to Stop Reacting and Start Responding

Three Levels of Consciousness

Your consciousness runs in any of the following three levels:

         ✔ Reactive Consciousness: Animals live in this level of consciousness; when you don’t make a filtration program in your mind, anything can pop up to the processor of your brain

         ✔ Responsive Consciousness: When you make a filter program in your mind, your consciousness let processed data throw into the processing unit of your brain

         ✔ Transcendental Consciousness: Where you not only make your filtration program perfect, you also train your mind to think structurally and your attention, creativity, and imagination reach the optimum level

ALSO READ: How Education System is Destroying the Intelligence of Young Minds

How to Stop Reacting and Start Responding

Here are a few strategies for you to get started:

1. Identify What Makes You React

If you don’t know what makes you react, could you start responding?

You might react when a dog barks at you or you when encounter breaking news at your television screen. Reacting unnecessarily doesn’t solve your problem, it makes your intelligence illusion, and at the end, you lose time & energy.

2. Reprogram Your Subconscious

Repetition is the key to reprogram your subconscious mind. Embed the idea “I will not react, I will respond” into your subconscious mind through repetition.

When you have embedded this idea into your subconscious, it will let you remind when you react unnecessarily.

3. Improve Attention Skill

When you are not attentive enough to analyze a situation, your attention moves from here to there; the memorized thoughts or sensory inputs may throw anything at your processing unit by passing the gateway of consciousness, and you start reacting.

4. Be Aware of Yourself

If you are not aware of yourself, how could you recognize when you start reacting?

Self- awareness is when you become the controller of your mind. When you realize all the physical or psychological happenings are just another aspect of your existence, your insight sees them the way it is, and you realize the impact of reacting unnecessarily.

5. Meditate Regularly

Meditation lets you discover your inner potential, your weakness, and makes clarity of thoughts.

When you meditate regularly; you boost your attention skill, peace of mind, and ultimately your consciousness transcendences.


Most of the people of this planet fail to reach the formal operational stage of cognitive development, the education system is forcing young minds to practice Data In – Data Out so that they become reactive; prayer is a meditation technique reachable to almost everyone, religions are preaching what to pray, instead of how to pray, and then the business of negativity hijacking your emotions and making you reactive.

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