Arguments escalate because we cannot wait to get our words in. Simple accepting that the other has spoken is a powerful tool for peace.
Are you frustrated with finances, career, relationships, bodily appearance? These are the ‘fabulous four’ frustrations that preoccupy the modern mind. It doesn’t have to be like that.
There are good reasons not to share how we feel. But, if we learn to do so, we can be surprised by the relief it can bring.
Do you have a team of good people around you to help you grow as a person? Who are the positive and negative influences in your life?
Blaming perpetuates a cycle of anger and irritability. In contrast, we can increase our own happiness if we can stop finding fault with others, and instead encourage a climate of accountability.
Introversion, the ability to move inwards and spend time alone, is a useful and under-rated skill.