We share the world with billions of people. Whether it’s at work, in public, or even at home, you are going to run into other human beings and not everyone is going to agree with you. Some people may even become hostile toward you simply because your thoughts and ideas contradict theirs. [Read more…] about Fearless Confrontation
Four Mindful Communication Skills for Difficult Conversations
Difficult conversations are a part of life. Having good communication skills doesn’t mean we never argue; it means having the tools, strength, and confidence to navigate tough situations when they arise.
Whether it’s the coworker with that uncanny ability to push our buttons, simmering tension with a friend, or a charged conversation with relatives at Thanksgiving, we each have our share of challenging moments to muddle through. I remember many family arguments that ended with someone storming out of the room—in a huff, or in tears.[Read more…] about Four Mindful Communication Skills for Difficult Conversations
How to Get Better at Dealing with Conflict
Are you the type of person who hates dealing with conflict? If you are, each and every confrontation is something to be avoided at all costs, but while this might seem like the right option in the heat of the moment, it can actually have lasting damaging effects on you.
Amongst the negative impacts that hiding away from conflict can have is that the resentment that builds up in you increases the amygdala activity in your brain, which puts you in a constant state of fight or flight. It can also lead to brain shrinkage and has been linked with depression, all of which is surely worse than facing up to necessary confrontations.
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So instead of letting issues fester, you need to get better at dealing with conflict when it arises, and here are some tips. [Read more…] about How to Get Better at Dealing with Conflict