“Maybe” Thinking Equals Better Relationships

Quotes about opinion vs facts

Emotional Fitness Tips

Tip one: Most of what you think you know you is a matter of opinion, not fact.   

Yes, there are what some call “Brute facts.” These, however, are not necessarily scientific truths. Think of the solid paths we walk across  without thought:  floors, cement, hard packed dirt, rocky cliffs. What seems solid might be anything and could in a second cast you down, cover you with lava, or pull you into a pit of sand.

Tip two: Spend sometime training yourself to think “Maybe.”

Maybe I’m wrong.

Maybe s/he’s right.

Maybe ii is a matter of opinion.

Maybe it is both true and false.

Maybe we can come together on one thing of another.

Maybe we can look for agreement not argument.

Tip Three: Maybe its a Gotcha War.

A Gotcha War is not about right or wrong, but who can make the other person seem crazier. Gotcha War

Tip four: Become a No-Gotcha Warrior

How to win a Gotcha War with a teen

Tip five: Beef up your self soothing skills so you can think, act, instead of reacting in ways you regret. EFTI’s eBook Self-Soothing To Create Calm In Your Life is a best buy at under $3.00 and more calming than a latte.

Tip six: Remember that the stronger your opinion, the more likely it is opinion, a maybe,  and not a fact. 

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These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.

Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
The five components of Emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)
Emotional Fitness Tips for Parents  (parentsarepeopletoo.com)
An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents(amazon.com)


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