I have a new buzzword.


When you’re feeling stressed out and unload your woes on the first person that will listen, chances are that person is stressed out, too.

They don’t need to add your stress to their stress.

Spare them.

Spare yourself. Being bitter is exhausting.

Instead. Internalize.

Just like keeping your feelings in causes turmoil, spewing your negativity forth at every opportunity causes other people turmoil.

Instead. Internalize.

When someone asks “How are you today?” they don’t want to hear you gripe and complain.

It’s a pleasantry.

Be pleasant.

Instead. Internalize. Say “I’m fine, how about you?”

Not everything is meant to be shared.

Focus on something pretty.

Go to your happy place.

Be positive.

Act as if.

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Posted on April 12, 2010 in This & That

3 Awesome Comments

  1. carol

    Yeah, know what you’re saying.

  2. Such good advice. Why do people feel like every greeting is an opportunity to overshare?
    .-= lettergirl´s last blog ..Snapshots in Salvation =-.

  3. Kristin

    Well said! This should be posted everywhere!

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