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Taking Responsibility One change that will benefit everyone is taking full responsibility for your emotional well-being. Responsibility for your life means taking ownership of everything inside your skin. It’s taking responsibility for your emotional well-being. Your emotions can be divided into two states, power mode and weak modes of power. Power and Weak Modes of Self Weak modes of self are...
I statements are not the be all end all to resolving interpersonal communication and resolving the conflict. Starting with an “I” instead of “You” is less critical and less likely to make the listener as defensive as “you,” statements. The success of implementing the suggestion in the rest of this article depends to a large extent on how well you can manage your emotions under stress. I would...
Road rage has become a common occurrence. Life, in general, is putting many stressors on people, and some people find it challenging to manage their emotions when stress builds up. Definition of Road Rage Webster dictionary defines road rage as a motorist that is usually provoked by another motorist’s irritating act and is expressed in aggressive or violent behaviour. How to Prevent Road Rage Be...
“I” Statements, Only One Tool I statements are a way of owning what you are saying or feeling. Using an I statement in your conversations with others tends to minimise any defensiveness in the other person. I statements are only one tool in a communication toolbox. Emotional Intelligence However, what’s more important than I statements is emotional intelligence and having the skills to manage...
The New You As the new year approaches, it’s a good time to think about your old you and the new you in the coming year and the opportunity for improvement. Your Plan for Change What positive changes would you like to hand down to the new year? What plan do you have in place to achieve this change? Can the change be broken down into achievable steps that will lead to successfully achieving this...