Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Another day already! I worked til midnight then had a meeting at 8:30. Tired. Tonight will be rough if I don't get a nap. I've been doing better on my food intake. I'm having a hard time finding anything that tempts me right now, which really is a good thing I guess. It also makes it hard just trying to figure out what to eat. I'm sure I will find something.
I've been thinking about a lot of things lately. Our lives and how we live them affect so many around us. Some people are not very socially capable, shall we say. When someone is angry they tend to deal with them the way they would want someone to deal with themselves. Not a bad thing really, treat others as you would like to be treated. But the thing is, we are not all the same. Some people, when angry, need to be left alone until they can talk without exploding. Others need to talk before they explode. Especially with those we live with, we should learn how to deal with each as an individual. But we don't always and hence unneccesary conflict arises. To learn how to effectively deal with people we need to become students of their behavior. And we need t learn to communicate in non threatening ways. Some times we just need to make adjustments to our own life to accommodate their idiosyncrasies.
Then, on the other hand, you find people who work according to their own plans and no one else's. In other words, I'll do it when I get around to it. This too places more stress on the ones we are dealing with when imoprtant things are seemingly treated as unimportant.
I guess what I am trying to say in all of this is... let's be more aware of how our behavior affects those around us. Be more thoughtful and less selfish. Be patient. Study others so we can effectively deal with them and in the long run we will lessen the stress that we all live with. If we do, we will have made our own life and the lives of others more healthy. Just food for thought.