How do difficult people affect you?

How do difficult people affect you? If you’re a highly sensitive person, a person who has a negative attitude or a sour outlook on life is “poison” to you.

Are their people in your life that make you bad about yourself? Are they judgmental and are constantly pointing out the negative in you as well as life in general? If so, you may need a difficult person ectomy. This means that you need to remove this person/persons from your life.

Why not get rid of people who suck the life out of you? These are the people who when you get done having a conversation with them, make you feel drained. They are emotional vampires! (more…)

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Do you take other people’s crap?

Do you take other people’s crap? By taking other people’s crap I mean… Do you let other people say or do inappropriate things to you that you don’t deserve?

I must admit that when I was a child, I didn’t defend myself and let people walk over me. I was a human doormat! The best advice that my mother ever gave me was…”Speak up for yourself or you’ll be left behind.”

These are words of wisdom that I should have heeded many years before I actually did. I found that the better I felt about myself, the more I spoke up for myself. (more…)

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How can you increase your resiliency?

How can you increase your resiliency? Your ability to bounce back from painful experiences makes you a stronger person. While you can’t stop bad things from happening, you can control your reactions to them. Below are some tips for increasing your resiliency:

*Take a break. If possible, remove yourself from the difficult situation. A much-needed breather will clear your mind and give you a fresh perspective.

*Optimize your health. Eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, exercise, and get the sleep that you need. Meditation and yoga are great ways to calm your mind. When you are feeling your best, it is much easier to cope with stress. (more…)

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Are you frustrated?

Are you frustrated? I get extremely frustrated when I’m not maximizing my talents and abilities or when I’m not working at peak efficiency.

In a similar vein, I get upset when others aren’t giving their best effort. I bristle when I receive poor service or a lackluster response from a person who is being paid to help me. I get angry when I hear about the latest scandal or blunder that our political leaders have committed. I get even angrier when I realize that I, and all the other taxpayers, will pay for their mistakes. I get distressed when I look at the current economic state of the world. (more…)

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