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Overcoming social graces

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Yesterday I video chatted with a fella and was super bored. He didn't talk about much and after me trying to get him to say something of substance I began to yawn. Then it dawned on me that I didn't have to stay on the phone! Politeness be damned, time is valuable and there is no reason for unwise investments of it. So, I told him that I'm not much for small talk and should he want to pick topics and have a chat of substance we can do so. Wow! Once I, quickly, got past feeling like a jerk I felt empowered and invigorated! Speaking up for my wants, needs, and desires is becoming easier everyday! And I'm so proud of me. Breaking learned, ingrained behavior can be difficult but if you listen to your mind and body it's not. They let you know when change needs to happen. All you have to do is take action, get over/through the uncomfortable feelings, and be happy. I felt bad when I saw is confused face and thoughts swirled about my rudeness for abruptly ending a convo. But then I felt great for prioritizing and recognizing my boredom and lack of interest over his displeasure and my social grace infraction. #winning :)
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