Month: August 2020

Month: August 2020

Don’t Assume; Ask for Clarification

Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong. –Albert Einstein Note: Often we make assumptions from a negative perspective when the better choice would be to be open-minded and ask questions to gain understanding. Questions: What can you do to stay curious, seek clarification, and avoid making assumptions? Resource: Chapter 5 Page 33 Don’t Assume.

Give Each Other the Safety to Identify and Express Emotions and Feelings

“Feelings are something you have; not something you are.” ― Shannon L. Alder Note: Creating a safe environment to explore feelings openly and honesty builds the foundation for a healthy relationship. This opens the safe space to understand and challenge the thoughts that generate distressing feelings. Question: What can you do to make it safe

Resist the Desire to React. WAIT. Why am I Talking/Texting/Tweeting

How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours. Wayne Dyer. Note: A measure of self-control is being able to pause, breathe and choose an appropriate response when you are triggered by another’s behaviors. Question: What thoughts and actions help you to remain calm and collected amidst a perceived attack or insult?