Daily Challenge Monday Apr. 23, 2012
Emotional Health focuses on daily experiences related to happiness, enjoyment, sadness, and stress in evaluating overall well-being.
Plan to use "I" rather than "you" in your next difficult conversation.
- Lynn D.SproutingLevel 107
I statements are powerful and helpful to explain to someone what they have done that bothers you. I did this today when someone was really annoying me. I explained how I feel and what I think when it happens. We were able to come to an agreement and things are fine now.
Diana B. replied April 24, 2012 at 2:05 UTC:
- Jacquelyn M.LeafingLevel 295
- Gwen A.LeafingLevel 270
Not sure when my next difficult conversation is....but I will definitely keep this in mind, even for my kids and my husband! lol...
Although it's a very rainy day, I got both kids off to school and got my much needed manicure, pedicure and went to Target. Very happy to be getting all my stuff done! :)
- Chris R.GrowingLevel 210
This is basic dialogue 101 folks.... practice it, it does take the sting out of it sometimes... and usually doesn't put the other person directly on defense.
Good Luck with communicating today!!
- Barb S.LeafingLevel 143
I have had more than my fair share of difficult conversations at work lately. I think I practice this technique, but I will pay close attention and make sure my feelings and frustrations don't come across as accusations.
Thanks for the pact Kathy, time to rack up the points. :)
- Jan G.LeafingLevel 145
I try hard to use 'I' statements in conversations and today's difficult conversation was no different......'I am say to hear that, I am really lost for words.' Were useful phrases when told the awful news of a friend losing a baby. Such awful news when I know how very wanted the baby was and also that there are really no words that can help. Sadly life is really brutal at times and grossly unfair for ...see more