Recognize Patterns is the ability to identify frequently recurring reactions and behaviors. Over time, our patterns become auto-pilot reactions. These auto-pilot type of reactions are comfortable because they are familiar to us. Our patterns are not always effective though.
Do you notice your own reactions? What pushes you to snap, withdraw, get excited, or bolt?
Examples of patterns of behavior include:
• When I feel overwhelmed, I snap.
• When I feel unappreciated, I withdraw.
• When things don't go right, I blame.
• When I feel anxious, I play "what if" games.