Not because you have it together means the person you are dealing with does.
We all at some point had to deal with difficult people, which can be daunting. They tend to be emotionally abusive, therefore making conversing with them challenging. Being that they are difficult doesn’t mean they are bad people; it is only fair to understand that we are all different and find ways to deal with them.
Here are ways that you can deal with difficult people;
1.SET YOUR INTENTION
If you want your day to be successful, it is important that you set your intentions to be in alignment with what you want your day to be like. It is important to apply this strategy once you know you are going to deal with difficult people. Set your mind on being calm and focus on loving and being kind to them irrespective of their actions. The good intentions will linger in your mind each time you feel like reacting negatively.
2. REHEARSE MINDFULNESS
Life sometimes pushes to the point where we get lost in their thoughts and feelings. Therefore, it is advisable to be mindful. Sometimes the people we meet are going through a tough situation or having a difficult time to cope. Being mindful of what others may be going through can help you to control the way you react. In this case, when someone provokes you, it becomes easier for you to respond positively. It will also help to foster better relationships.
3. OPEN YOUR HEART
When attacked unjustly our hearts tend to feel heavy with bitterness. It is of such moment that the heart is usually absorbing the negative energy that you feel. It is, therefore, advisable to open up your heart. Take a deep breathe! Then release whatever bitterness by breathing in and out deeply. It will calm you down, and it is far better than attacking the difficult person.
4. SEE THE REWARD
Instead of seeing the difficult person in your life as a curse or a burden; why not see them as a reward in your life. We sometimes don’t realize that we have unresolved issues ourselves. Therefore, dealing with difficult people can help us to address things internally and this is probably something no one can tell you. It is, therefore, important to thank them for helping you release all the barriers you had hidden in your heart that was limiting your progress in life. At the end of the day, the difficult person may end up helping you to become a better person.
Most of the time the people who hurt our feelings are not in the position to weigh the damage they inflict upon us. For those who do, it is almost impossible for you to get them to change their behavior. It is, therefore, paramount to practice forgiveness of which helps with seeing the situation in a different light. However, forgiving difficult people does not mean you have tolerated their behavior, but realize that you don’t have to fight fire with fire to feel good about yourself.
The truth is, it doesn’t matter what part of the world you go to, you are going to have to deal with difficult people. Difficult people are in our families; in the workplaces or even places you go to have fun. It is, therefore, reasonable to become conscious of the ways mentioned.
A situation may cause us to react, but how we react is our choice.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO GO BEYOND LIMITATIONS. IT MAY NOT BE EASY, BUT IT IS POSSIBLE.
Thank you for your support!
THE BEST IS STILL WITHIN YOU!