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5 Habits to Avoid Family Conflict

Do you remember the day when you had your family picture in a photo studio? It’s as if it was the best day of your life and that perfection is at reach. How about the day where you went on a beach trip with your whole household? Exhilarating right? Those were the times where you feel like your relationship with each of your family members will never bend. But what if I tell you that conflicts between family members are part of the reality we’re currently living in? 

As mentioned by an article produced by better health, conflicts in families arise when members have different views and opinions of a particular event or situation. Though conflicts are essentially normal, it is still important to avoid it because it might lead to more serious problems that would possibly cause families to break apart. Avoiding conflicts requires a strong dedication to bettering the self and having a clear mental picture of what you are dealing with. The good news is, Helping Talks will share with you a series of tips you may practice for your own mental health in order to healthily hone your individuality. Being a better individual definitely impacts the group you are working with. Being a good family member creates a good environment for everyone in the family. 

Tip 1: Practice Positive Self Talk

Positive self-talk has been proven to be good for us humans. According to healthline, fueling yourself with optimism may change the way you address problems and challenges in life. Having this great mental skill may help you in creating a healthy relationship with the people around you. If you embody light, positivity, and hope, then most likely, everything around you will feel the same way. 

Tip 2: Avoid being the Know-it-all and the Condescending Tone of Speaking

In families, one of the causes of conflicts is the condescending tone of family members when sharing an opinion about a certain matter. While it is good to share information from time to time, make sure that you are doing it in a solicited and humble manner. It is not good to be a know-it-all type of person because this may make other members of your family feel weak, vulnerable, or small. Remember that we should aim to create a healthy environment for everyone in our family. This means that nobody should feel small or outcasted just because you know better than them. 

Tip 3: Prioritize an Alone Time

Humans are social creatures but having alone time is equally important. How do you expect yourself to perform well in a team if you can’t rely on your individuality? Being a proactive family member requires knowing yourself and you can only successfully understand who you are if you spend time alone. How will your mom know what color you would like to have for your new room if you yourself can’t answer that question? These simple yet hard questions are sometimes one of the causes of family arguments and you may avoid it by being comfortable with yourself.

Tip 4: Meditate Daily

Why do you think scientists and governments actively support meditations? It is because it is one of the most practiced and most researched mental exercises for humans. Meditation can help reduce stress and can make you calm when dealing with other people. In return, you will feel relaxed when communicating and there is a high chance of avoiding arguments with others.

Tip 5: Don’t be Shy to Talk to a Trusted Person about Your Family Problems

Sometimes the barrier that hinders us to a great relationship with our family are family problems. Whether this may be a small or a huge problem, it is important to address it right away. It is very uncomfortable to live life to the fullest if you are carrying heavy baggages with you. You may always opt to share your problems to a TRUSTED individual and in return, they may help you find your way to solve your conflict. We are very lucky to be living in a world where you may be connected to a counselor in just one click. Make sure to take advantage of these digital perks and talk to a therapist when you really need someone to help you. 

If you think this article was helpful, share it to your family members to make sure that you are all on the same page. We wish you all a healthy and happy family! If you need help or you need someone to talk to visit, because feeling better begins with a single message.

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