Where is the love? When did we become a society that is so quick to snap at others, cut people off and be so overwhelmingly negative and rude to others? As disheartening as it is to see daily how horrible we can treat those we share this life with I do not want to dwell on that, let’s instead look at things we can do to positively impact our environment.
It really doesn’t matter how stressed, tired, hungry or whatever reason we may come up with to treat others poorly. Next time we feel agitated or are about to snap stop and THINK.
Choose to be kind in every circumstance. Next time you feel your blood pressure rising remember these helpful tips and implement one or multiple of them to see the situation differently. Practice the art of being kind and create a better community.
*Try paying it forward-Do a random act of kindness for someone else and expect nothing in return. Pay for the persons coffee behind you in the drive through for example.
*Smile-A smile can do wonders to ease a situation and brighten someone else’s day. It takes less facial muscles to smile then to walk around with a frown on your face all day.
*Meditate-Take a deep breath. Taking a few deep breaths will do wonders in relaxing the body and opening the mind to a different way of seeing things.
*Walkaway-Sometimes the best thing a person can do is to remove themselves from a situation. If you are in a heated discussion don’t turn and walk away simply say, “I need to take a few minutes to process this, I am going to go have a couple minutes to myself and then we can resume the conversation”.
*Put yourself in the other persons shoes-We have no idea what is going on in the lives of others all the time. Maybe the person you are dealing with has had a particularly rough day, that does not mean they should treat you poorly, just try to see things from their perspective and take the moral high ground, do not stoop to the level the are at. Your actions will speak volumes and influence them in ways you may never know.
*Be grateful for where you are and what you have-Give thanks each day for all that you have in your life, nothing is to small. When you focus on gratitude you will see a transformation in your outlook and those that are attracted to you.
Life is all about perspective and how we see and respond to the world around us. Life will not always be perfect and it doesn’t have to be. Life teaches us lessons and for this we can be thankful in the good times and the challenging times. How you choose to see the world and respond to it determines the quality of the life you lead and the happiness experienced daily. Now think about what you are grateful for and the next time you are met with an unpleasant situation how you will choose to react.