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How to Be Mindful in an Argument

nytimes.com

Avoiding a heated exchange

When we disagree with someone, it doesn't have to turn into a heated argument.

Staying mindful during the exchange allows us to select conversation and debate in ways that do not aggravate the situation.

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  • Start with yourself. How do you relate to the person or topic discussed?
  • Check in with your body. What are you feeling - are you uneasy, frustrated, angered, fearful? Note it, and allow yourself to be in it.
  • Pause, breathe, and return...

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  • Try to agree on what it is you are trying to resolve. Many arguments are the result of miscommunication.
  • When you express differing opinions, try to do so without coming across as angry.
  • If the disagreement continues, speak your tr...

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