Relationship Minute: Repair and Restart

“Did your day start off on the wrong foot? It can seem like everything is going downhill from here. Well, with the concept of “repair and restart,” the whole day doesn’t need to be ruined.

Give yourself permission to ask for a “do-over.”

It can be an immediate repair: “I’m sorry. That came out wrong. Can I start again?”

Or the reset can happen later on: “I feel bad about how crabby I was this morning. Can we have a stress-reducing conversation tonight?”

Repair with self-compassion and do something to reset the energy of the day. Listen to music, get up and dance, go for a walk, take a break to meditate—whatever works for you.

It’s never too late to salvage your day and get things back on track.

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The Relationship Minute is from The Gottman Institute. Visit their website.