The purpose of this challenge is to get out of your own head when dealing with people and try and see things from their perspective before reacting to said situation. Just follow these few steps for a week and see if it not only improves the way that you deal with people but also in turn the way they choose to deal with you. At the end of this challenge, simply reflect back on how your week has gone since you’ve completed this challenge. Did you get into less confrontations ? Were you less stressed? Less defensive ? Just take that reflection time to think about why things might have been easier or may we even harder for you this week.
1. When a conflict of interest occurs take a deep breath & don’t be so quick to reply
2. Try & internalize the situation and understand where the people/person with a opposing opinion is coming from before you respond
3. Once you take that moment to internalize and realize all that comes with the situation then respond
This challenge isn’t meant for you to always change your way of thinking but instead to consider someone else’s opinion as well. There is a way you can respectfully disagree, you can hear the person out and still be strong in your opinion it’s all about your tone of voice.
I am constantly in defense mode no matter who i am talking to/dealing with and it is very counterproductive for the progress and change that i am trying to make in my life. I plan on doing this challenge to see if there will be a difference in the way people deal with me and the way that i deal with people. Im at the age where i should be able to disagree with someone without getting in my feelings or getting upset because they said something i didn’t agree with. It’s time to grow up, can’t stay in a kid mindset forever.