In many recovery programs, the acronym HALT is used to remind individuals when they are not taking care of themselves. Our internal conditions can cause us to react to life’s circumstances in a negative way. HALT is a method of checking in with yourself and determining if you are too:
H – Hungry
A – Angry
L – Lonely
T – Tired.
If any of these fit, it is recommended that you get this handled and then come back to deal with the situation…in a more positive manner. This week, catch yourself when you are reacting to things in a negative way. Ask yourself if you need to HALT and take care of something within yourself before you continue interaction with your family or other relationships.