There is nothing like a difficult person to send you on a downward spiral. Actually, it is not the person who is difficult, but their behavior. And some of the most challenging behaviors are those you experience as demanding, unreasonable and irrational. Sometimes you can just walk away, but more often than not, these types of difficult people are in your life to stay – perhaps a boss, an in-law or a family member. Regardless of whether you encounter these behaviors in your personal or professional life, there are practical strategies you can take to prevent yourself from spiraling downward. These include:
- Recognize and change your irrational beliefs.
- Don’t take it personally.
- Practice radical acceptance.
The YouTube episode below gives you the details.
So, now you have some tips for preventing that downward slide. But what if you actually want to put yourself on an upward spiral. Part 2 in this YouTube series puts you in your control zone with three more strategies:
- Take charge of your experience.
- Set limits.
- Don’t take the bait.
Check out the video below to get the details.
So, if you have a person you encounter on a regular basis whose behavior is unreasonable and demanding, you now have six strategies that empower you to move from victim to “thriver.” Put them into practice and find your upward spiral!!!