Communicating honestly helps me express how much I care for myself and others. Our fundamental wellbeing is more important than my temporary comfort.
I feel less anxious when I say what is on my mind. Fewer misunderstandings arise. I make the choice to tackle issues head on.
My relationships become stronger. I may encounter disagreements at times, but I view them as opportunities to talk things over. I share more of myself and make it easier for people to get to know me. We feel more at ease. Our conversations go beyond small talk and become more profound.
Being candid enhances my personal growth. I accept all my thoughts and feelings. I bring things out into the open. I see areas where I may want to develop new habits.
Before I speak, I check my intentions. I want to be sure my mind is free from anger or other harmful thoughts. My purpose is to help myself and others.
I imagine how I would feel if I traded places with the person I am talking with. I choose words and a tone of voice that would help me to feel respected and validated. I convey my affection. I practice being tactful.
Attentive listening is also important. I ensure that I understand what the other person is saying.
Today, I speak the truth with courage. I trust myself to deal with sensitive issues and encourage open dialogue.
- What can I learn from an experience where I resolved a conflict by speaking directly?
- What is holding me back from saying what I think in a constructive manner?
- How can I communicate my affection for others more openly?