We all need to deal with things that come up that may be very uncomfortable. Especially when they deal with confrontation. It is sometimes easier to back down, rationalizing, saying, “it won’t happen again,” “they won’t listen anyway,” or “I will really piss them off.”
But if we don’t deal, things have a strange way of repeating themselves. Even though you may be afraid to bring things up, you can, and here are 3 ways to help you do that:
1. Act as if you have a right to voice your opinion, even if you may not feel that way. Just get it out, don’t stop or wait. It may come out in an awkward manner, but that’s okay.
2. Practice in front of a mirror first. Mirror talk is a great way of getting your thoughts together. Also, you may want to role play with a trusted friend.
3. Think of the consequences of not saying anything. You’ll probably feel bad or angry or frustrated, especially when what you’re uncomfortable with happens, again, and again, and again.