It’s that time again! Another episode of Mandie.tv!
How do you think the world would change if everyone considered others before they spoke or behaved? Something tells me that a lot of people would be more patient, friendly, kind, generous, understanding… And the list goes on!
I am trying to be more self-aware in general. Tonight I was at an event where a massage therapist spoke, and she shared this image:
to illustrate a point about how important massage was since so many people spend many hours each day slumped over a desk. I mentioned that I know that I often catch myself “wearing my shoulders for earrings” and scrunching my shoulders up. I made a mental note to try to self-check my posture from then on.
While it is valuable to check our posture and body mechanics, shouldn’t we also be self-aware of how we treat others, even in our minds?
It’s funny how often I get annoyed with someone and then realize that I have recently done whatever that person did. Then I make an excuse for it, to try to make my behavior less bad. Next, I realize that whoever I am annoyed with could have the same reason or an ever better one for his or her behavior, and it’s time to remind myself to be more patient and understanding.
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Is there a way to skip that cycle? I bet I would be healthier and happier if I did! That’s why I made this video. I am going to challenge myself to thinking about my thoughts and actions a few times a day, and wondering if I should be a little more understanding or patient, if I am ever thinking negatively about someone else!
I feel like I usually do pretty well on the outside, with how I actually talk to people or treat them, but it’s what’s inside that counts, right?
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