Wednesday, 4 October 2017

5 ways to clear misunderstandings

Thanks to Tanja Heffner for the beautiful visual representation.
There are many ways to clear misunderstandings. Sometimes it's best to leave a situation and other times you should really try to resolve it. In this post, I share 5 different ways you can clear misunderstandings.

The best way to clear misunderstandings is to talk to the other person. Talk about what’s troubling you, what’s happened, your feelings, and anything else that may be on your mind. Express your feelings and let it all out, even though it may be hard. Try to remain calm and patient during the talk as it may get heated. Make sure you keep in your mind that you don’t say anything that you may regret afterwards. Talk about your feelings but in the calmest way possible. 

Be honest:
Just be honest. If someone sees or hears something they may misinterpret then confront them with the truth. Be honest about it and let them know the real truth. Don’t be scared of confronting someone with the truth because, at the end of the day, they have a right to know the truth and get rid of any misconceptions. 

Expressing distress, remorse, or disagreement:
Sometimes, the best thing to do is to express the way you feel or have felt by the situation. It’s OK to be in pain or to regret and have a different stand on things. You are allowed to have feelings and sometimes expressing how you feel can clear many misunderstandings. 

Stop your assumptions:
Assumptions make more misunderstandings as it may have not happened and you may be making it all up in your head. It’s the opposite of reality and something many people should stop doing. Assuming things creates more misunderstandings than anything. Thinking or creating something which never occurred in the first place is common in many people. Instead, be straight forward and look for the truth, instead of making up false things. Don’t make a situation up from nothing in your mind and don’t jump to conclusions. 

Listen, open your ears and fill your heart with positive feelings. Hear to what others have to say and don’t interrupt them. Everyone has a right to be heard so just give them some time and listen to what they have to say. Sometimes, listening rather than talking, solves many problems. 

How would you usually clear a misunderstanding? I would love to read your responses, so feel free to leave a comment below.
 Thank you for reading!
Until next time, take care and keep smiling.
Ramshaa Rose

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