Effective communication

Key to good, positive relationships is effective communication 🙏.
Effective communication is always about understanding the other person, not about winning an argument or forcing your opinions on others 😉. To improve your assertiveness: value yourself and your options. They are as important as anyone else’s. Know your needs and wants.
Don’t say what you don’t want, say what you prefer.
Don’t say what you don’t like, say what you like.
Don’t say what you haven’t managed to do, say what are the options.
Examples of effective communication:
➡️ Instead of saying „I don’t like it when you…” say: „I feel better when you…

➡️ Instead of saying „it’s not how you do it!” say: „Have you tried this way?”

➡️ Instead of saying „I don’t want to…” say: „I’d like it more if…”

Do you see the difference?

Be positive!

Xmas season

It’s Xmas season. It’s that time of the year when most people stop their work, their hectic life to breathe, to cherish their families, their life. We should be helpful to one another. We should all be happy and festive. Please don’t be one of those people who run like crazy through shops to buy some gifts last minute. Don’t shout at cashiers cause there’s a mistake on a price or because there’s a long queue. It’s such a magical time, really! Try and cherish it. If you’re buying gifts last minute then it’s your mistake, not those poor cashier’s. Don’t take it off on them. Be helpful. Make it a happy time. Don’t think of it as a punishment that you need to go and buy gifts.

Xmas season should be magical, not about fights over a last toy in a supermarket or yelling at others who take your parking spot when you’re in a hurry. If you do not like Holiday season, if you hate buying gifts that’s fine but don’t ruin this festive time for others. I know plenty people who countdown to Xmas as soon as summer ends cause they love it so much. I know plenty people to whom Holidays is the only time when they can slow down, stop thinking about work and spend lovely time with their families. Some of us even see their families only for those couple days a year. Remember about those people before you make a scene in a supermarket. Don’t be egoistic. If you don’t care about that time, that’s fine but let others have the best time of the year. Try to understand that it can be important to others, that some love shopping and buying gifts, love hearing carols everywhere around and hate those people who say „Oh no, not that song again!”. Cherish that time, it only come once a year! 🙂