Often times our communication fails because we don’t feel good. If a person isn’t at their full potential emotionally then communication can go out the window. A person who feels sad, hurt, down and out will tend to speak in a way that is attacking or not speak at all. We all get into modes where we feel betrayed, hurt, angry or sad that’s nothing to question, but how can we learn to speak kinder to each other during those off moments? Today I’m sharing some tips to speak kinder that will work even when you don’t desire to speak kindly to someone.
Speak Words You Want to Be Known By
When you’re feeling angry, bitter or sad the words you choose will tend to reflect how you feel. Take time to learn how to speak words you want to be known by. Think about the words you speak today as being engraved upon your tombstone, would you want the words you speak while feeling hurt to be the last words you’re known by? If no, then pause to reflect before you open your mouth to speak.
Commit to Stop Complaining
The world is hard, life is challenging and everyone has bad days. While you are entitled to have a bad day and to feel horrible, you’re not entitled to treat another human being badly. We all deserve to be spoken to kindly, regardless of how you are feeling today. Let go of complaining out loud to others, learn to only speak of good things or to not speak at all so as to avoid filling the world with more negative.
Use your Manners
It’s funny how using manners can make or change a conversation. When communicating with others throughout the day, regardless of how you feel, always use the manners you were taught as a young child. A simple word like “please” or a phrase like “thank you” can go a long way to speaking kinder to others regardless of how difficult I may be to speak that kind to the person you’re upset with.[clickToTweet tweet=”‘Always be a little kinder than necessary.’ -James M. Barrie” quote=”‘Always be a little kinder than necessary.’ -James M. Barrie”]
Drop Gossip Like It’s Hot
Lastly, learn to never indulge in gossip. Many people try to make themselves feel better by talking down about another person and quite possibly creating rumors about that person’s character. Don’t indulge in gossip, ever. This will take you down a path of speaking ill about someone behind their back which is just as bad as speaking meanly to their face.
Whether you are having a bad day or just struggling to be kind to others, these tips shared today should help guide you forward in speaking kinder to anyone. We all suffer from life experiences, there are mistakes made and decisions that are difficult but there’s no reason to let those life mishaps add more negative to other people’s life, learn to speak kinder using these tips and watch as people admire you for remaining kind no matter what your circumstances are.
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