Once you make up your mind to practice nonreactive behavior, almost everything will be affected positively by your response.
We can give ourselves a time-out and use the time to look at a situation before we react to it. Then, chances are, we will respond out of careful thought and consideration rather than pure emotion.
Remember, the key to staying nonreactive is to take that step back and pick a response that will elicit the best reaction from everyone.
—Joan Lunden from Healthy Living: A Inspirational Guide to Creating balance in Your Life