Which bits of your life are you taking personal responsibility for? And which are you delegating to others to sort out? Have you got the balance right?
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.
Finding the confidence to be authentic is a constant negotiation between your inner self and the outside world, with you as empathic mediator.
How do you decide when to talk, and when to remain silent?