Are you dealing with difficult people a lot? Do you find angry people everywhere? If you're having trouble in your relationships with bosses, spouses, family members or strangers, notice what part you may be playing in the drama.
The answer to better relationships is to change you first, then the rest follows. Onh bother, I know, life would be so much better if I could just get that other person to do what I want them to. Well, you can.
Here are 5 tips from the book “Pee On It and Walk Away: How to Stay Stress-Free Among Difficult People. Life Lessons from Superdog Abby” that can help you have happier, healthier relationships. Starting with yourself.
1. Eat Properly – Seriously. Don't run or walk on empty. We need fuel to think better and to make wiser decisions. When you have a full stomach you are less likely to bie someone's head off. Healthy foods. The closer to Nature the better. Processed foods, refined sugars, can affect your mood for the worse. More greens and less snack cakes.
2. Sit Next to a Friend or your Betters - Trade-up. Find your gang. If you don't have a friend, find a group of people who don't like to talk. Is there a meetup or organization in your area where you can go and hang out? Your body and soul thrives on good company.
3. Like Attracts Like - Happiness starts with you. If you are cranky, you will attract cranky. If you are happy and appreciate what you have right now, happiness will soon follow.
4. Take A Nap - Make the time to rest. Your body needs to refuel. Sleep, meditate, even for 5 minutes. Run into a closet and take 5 deep breaths. You are not a hero if you exhaust yourself for your job, spouse, children, friends, you are just worn out.
5. Cultivate a/Your Inner Spiritual Practice - Choose something that comforts your soul and makes your heart sing. Everyday. Several times a day. All True Paths lead to Heaven.
Adapted from Esther Yang and Roger Ziegler's book "Pee On It and Walk Away: Life
lessons from Superdog Abby.” Funny, simple wisdoms that create Everybody Wins solutions to life's challenging and most difficult situations. www.peeandwalk.com