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In this video from Motivation District, topics such as remaining calm, developing communication skills, and maintaining relationships is discussed. During the video, the narrator discusses how to remain calm with everyday interactions. The narrator touches on how over the past year, his interactions with others have decreased exponentially due to nationwide quarantines. Now that quarantines are being lifted, he finds himself interacting with strangers more and more, whether it is at the workplace, gym, or in public. These new and increased interactions may lead us to become angry, annoyed, bothered, or irritated by others. 

The narrator notes that much of our stress comes from our relationships with others. Typically, our close relationships tend to have better communication than those we have with strangers. Because of this, the narrator encourages his audience to develop good communication skills. One way in communicating better is to take any resentment out of the discussion first. This is easier said than done, as the narrator points out that he often errs in this area. Despite his shortcomings, the narrator still tries to approach irritating interactions from a place of kindness and compassion. A lot of these unfavorable interactions are just arbitrary problems, where there really isn’t anything to gain. The narrator instructs his audience to treat others as a brother or sister, speaking from a place of love. Some ways to do this include: 

  • Allowing yourself to be vulnerable
  • Clearly and calmly explain what you want
  • Keep emotions from creeping into your words, but try to explain how you are feeling
  • Steady your breathing

Often, the volatility of our actions and words stems from the ego. Even if you practice meditation, it is easy to fall back into these ways of thinking. Lessening the ego’s hold on our lives is a continual practice, and we must be diligent and ever working towards becoming less self-centered. 

Throughout the video, the narrator uses many examples to explain his lessons. This video is a must-watch for those who feel frustrated in their everyday actions. This video can be accessed below:

 

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