Some of us get angry, some of us walk away, and some of us end up in tears.
1. What they think about me is none of my business
Do I really need or want to buy into what other people say. Its hard not get caught up in it but it is a choice to give it air time.
2. The behaviour is not the person
It is easy to label someone “difficult”, ” Are there specific behaviours I am noticing? And are these same behaviours present in me. Yes, I too can be “difficult” at times so maybe this is a lovely reflective moment to remind me to get “happy”.
3. Maybe – just maybe I could choose to see this person in a different light.
I once worked with a man who was really grumpy to everyone. One day I saw him off duty with his grandchildren. He was laughing and light hearted. It changed the way I saw him and I chose to bring that new vision to work. It altered pure relationship.