So often we all struggle when someone calls us a name, says something hurtful or uses the wrong tone. However, do we have to allow that to hurt us? In the Healthy Tip “Sticks and Stones” I share some strategies on how not to allow yourself to be hurt from other’s words. Please share your thoughts or times when you found it difficult not to feel hurt.
I recently used the strategy of “It is not about me.” My husband and I were working on a project together, he was short with me. Instead of allowing it to hurt me, I realized it wasn’t about me, it was because he was frustrated with the project. So instead of reacting, after a while and he wasn’t so frustrated, he realized he was short with me and apologized. It helped to not react first and kept us from having hurt feelings or an argument.