Assertiveness is very much a question of a right relationship with the self.
Five tips for encouraging cooperation in your life.
If you get frustrated every time your wishes are blocked, you are setting yourself up for misery. To be happy, it helps to develop alternative responses.
‘I can’t help it’ can sometimes be, how shall we say it, a bit of a ‘cop out’. There is, perhaps, always some way in which we can act wisely.
Arguments escalate because we cannot wait to get our words in. Simple accepting that the other has spoken is a powerful tool for peace.
Is it possible to take a mindful approach to arguing? Perhaps we can choose our battles more wisely, if we can become aware of our motivations for arguing.