By: Seija Grant, MEd CP, RP (Qualifying)
Ok…kidding, not an actual psycho, but you know what I mean. We’re talking about someone who is extremely challenging to deal with, who knows which buttons to press, and always seems to get involved in your business somehow.
I know it’s tempting to engage with their baiting behaviour, to take out your anger and frustration at them, to fight back or lash out. Let us help you by recommending some alternatives that will reduce the impact this person is having wreaking havoc on your life.
Here are some tips that may be useful:
Keeping your cool in the face of hostility and combativeness can be challenging, but I urge you to try these tips and see if they can help you gain some higher ground, perspective or tranquility in your life. If you need a little help accessing your zen, try downloading the app Calm *it’s free* and can teach you some basic meditation skills.
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