Communication during upset situations

When you are upset for a reason or in a bad mood, there are high chances that it would reflect in your behavior especially towards the ones who are responsible for it. But have you ever thought how the situation would be if you could act thoughtfully even when your mood doesn’t allow doing so? Your way of responding can either bring peace, or escalate the situation. It’s totally upto you whether you wish to improve the situation or make it worst.

Here are some facts about communicating when upset or hurt:

  • During a communication, it’s not merely your words being communicated but also the body language, facial expression and tone of voice. Anything communicated in frustration or anger can cause the person to shut down or go into self-defense mode. This blocks them from clearly hearing the words you are saying.
  • Initially you might feel that blurting out at someone would help feel better but it is not so. Rather, on doing so; all that you attract is negative energy.
  • You can very well communicate the feeling of frustration or anger to someone through the medium of words. Hence, explaining the feeling without enacting it is the best way to get the message across without leading to further distress. This keeps you calm and helps express better.
  • At times you might feel that your words alone are not sufficient to show that you are being hurt due to someone. This elevates the feeling to add strong emotion to your words for a greater impact and you end up being aggressive. However, its important to note that it’s not necessary to make your frustration visible for someone to understand the consequences of what they did or said. Negative energy never adds valuable weight to anything rather it distorts your powerful spoken word, and provokes more negative energy from the other person.

Hence, keep a close check on your communication to keep the situations in control as well as to ensure your own peace of mind.

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