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How Do You Come Across?

I was waiting for a friend at a restaurant to meet for lunch. As I sat there, I participated in one of my favorite pastimes: eavesdropping! Mind you, this was pre-pandemic which made it much easier :)

Anyways, the two women were talking about someone at work. One of them said, "She appears very unapproachable. She is always on the phone no matter when or where. But I was shocked when I had to ask her for some information ... she was very forthcoming. I wonder if she knows how she comes across to people?"

It is impossible to step away from yourself and see how others view you, but it is natural to wonder how you really do come across to others. Do you come across as someone who people feel comfortable around, or someone who makes the setting strained?

Because people are affected by your actions and words, it is helpful to be aware of how you may come across to others. One way to do this is to take the time to be mindful of yourself in relationships.

Instead of thinking about what your next statement will be, mentally take note of what is going on around you. Do you appear too busy to be approached? Are you so rushed that you make a person not want to "interrupt" you?

It's not always just about you! Remember, you get what you give.


This Week's Focus:

This week, be mindful of what you say and do ... it's not always just about you!

Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!

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