A friend who was having a rough day called me. She was tense and on the edge of a blow up. What do you do in that situation? Do you fan the flames by saying, “That’s crazy, Girl! You shouldn’t put up with that!” Or do you calm her with empathy and soft suggestions?
Here are some tips for helping out a frustrated person.
Keep in mind that these tips are not for people who complain every day. (That’s a whole different blog post!) This is for the friend who’s had the occasional meltdown.
*Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Who are the people you admire? What special traits do they have? We usually look up to people we desire to be like. Nurture and develop these traits in yourself.
Have you ever felt boxed in? For example, an employer may expect you to complete limited duties while you want a totally different role in the company. Your mate may want to keep you cleaning and cooking when you would rather do the yard work and let them prepare dinner. Do your friends always expect you to plan outings but you just want to go along for the ride?
Some boxes are made in our own minds. Maybe you always read mysteries because that’s your proclaimed favorite, when you’d like to try historical novels. Do you shun the color pink because you didn’t like it in childhood?
Just try the options you’re curious about. Ask if you can move from administrative work to graphic design in your company. Tell your significant other you’re tired of being the maid. Step outside your self-imposed boxes.
*Image by bstad from Pixabay
When our lives are disrupted, we often panic. Disruptions in your health, finances or relationships can frighten us and push us to make bad decisions.
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Have you ever thought of trying something new?
Never let your history dictate your future. If you’ve had corporate jobs all your life, but want to explore working in a creative field, try it. If you’re a homebody who wonders about other countries, travel. Does an article on going vegan interest you? Take a stab at it.
Often, a desire for something new means your soul is pulling you to a more fulfilling life.
Trying something new can open you up to a myriad of life’s possibilities. One new step will lead to another. It’s such fun to see where you end up!
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