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    catch yourself in the moment

    Does "catch yourself in the moment" mean "stop talking"? What does it mean?
    23)In our efforts to be the good child, the uncomplaining employee, or the cooperative patient, many of us fall into the trap of trying to please people by
    going along with whatever they want us to do. At times, we lose track of our own boundaries and needs, and the cost of this could be our life, both symbolically and literally. When we are unable to set healthy limits, it causes distress in our relationships. But when we learn to say no to what we donít feel like doing in order to say yes to our true self, we feel empowered, and our relationships with others improve. So donít be afraid to say no. Try tocatch yourself in the moment and use your true voice to say what you really want to say.


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    Re: catch yourself in the moment

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does "catch yourself in the moment" mean "stop talking"? What does it mean?
    23)In our efforts to be the good child, the uncomplaining employee, or the cooperative patient, many of us fall into the trap of trying to please people by going along with whatever they want us to do. At times, we lose track of our own boundaries and needs, and the cost of this could be our life, both symbolically and literally. When we are unable to set healthy limits, it causes distress in our relationships. But when we learn to say no to what we don’t feel like doing in order to say yes to our true self, we feel empowered, and our relationships with others improve. So don’t be afraid to say no. Try tocatch yourself in the moment and use your true voice to say what you really want to say.
    This is "self-help" jargon. It usually means to take a step back and look at yourself when you need to make a decision or a change. In this case, it means take a moment to consider what you are about to agree to.
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    Re: catch yourself in the moment

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does "catch yourself in the moment" mean "stop talking"? What does it mean?
    23)In our efforts to be the good child, the uncomplaining employee, or the cooperative patient, many of us fall into the trap of trying to please people by
    going along with whatever they want us to do. At times, we lose track of our own boundaries and needs, and the cost of this could be our life, both symbolically and literally. When we are unable to set healthy limits, it causes distress in our relationships. But when we learn to say no to what we donít feel like doing in order to say yes to our true self, we feel empowered, and our relationships with others improve. So donít be afraid to say no. Try tocatch yourself in the moment and use your true voice to say what you really want to say.

    (neither a teacher nor a native English speaker)

    To my mind, it means "At the very moment when you find yourself trying to say yes, just in order to please anyone, stop and think: is it really your wish, is it the thing that you really want to say?"

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