“The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

That sentence, uttered by Joseph Morgan in a calming, deep voice and with a grin on his face, sums up the preceding seven days better than anything else. It was fantastic, packed with love, sightseeing, and copious amounts of food.

How to make mental rooms for our people?

In today’s fast-paced, multitasking society, it’s easy to lose sight of the value of giving others time and space to form their opinions.

Productivity, efficiency, and speed are highly prized in today’s culture, often at the expense of thoughtful deliberation. However, the beauty of other people’s creativity, intelligence, and original ideas can be revealed only if we make an effort to give them room to think.

Making mental room for others is crucial to developing strong bonds with those we care about in our personal lives.

We can make such places by doing the following:

1. One of the best ways to give someone room to think is through attentive listening. This requires us to pay attention to the other person without making any assumptions about them or interrupting them. Instead, giving them time and watching shows that we care about what they have to say helps them feel comfortable expressing themselves openly and honestly.

2. When we ask someone open-ended questions, we give them a chance to elaborate on their thoughts and feelings; when we ask questions that begin with “what” or “how,” the other person is encouraged to elaborate on their thoughts and feelings rather than giving a simple yes or no response.

3. We may feel compelled to fill awkward pauses in conversation but remember that silence can be a powerful tool for letting others process what they’ve heard. When we pause and give the other person time to think, they may come up with ideas or angles that they hadn’t thought about before.

4. When we make it possible for people to express their opinions and sentiments without fear of ridicule or reprimand, we have created a “safe space” for them to do so. Gaining their trust requires demonstrating sympathy and acknowledging their feelings.

5. Getting others to think about their thoughts, feelings, and actions can help them learn more about themselves and the people around them. For example, they should keep a notebook, meditate, or do something else reflective that will give them time and space to ponder their feelings.

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How do we find joy in our monotonous and uninteresting repetitions?

Repetition allows for introspection and growth. Repetition of an activity allows us to evaluate how well we did and where we could use some work. This feedback loop is crucial to maturation and progress.

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Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup!

It is essential to keep in mind that practising self-care does not equate to being selfish. On the contrary, for both our physical and mental well-being, we must make time to attend to our own self-care regularly. When we prioritise taking care of ourselves, we improve our ability to deal with stress, take control of our feelings, and make rational choices. We also have a greater capacity to connect with people and strengthen the connections we already have.

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A few good notes

1. You become creative by creating.
2. Remember what Tolstoy said, “If you want to be happy, be.”
3. Everything in your environment has a message. Be selective!
4. “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” – Harry F. Banks
5. Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings. – W. H. Auden

Thank you for spending some of your Sunday with me!

See you next week!

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