How to Have a Great Argument: An Application of Mindfulness

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Psychology Today’s David Finch says an argument is “a data transfer gone horribly wrong,” but as painful as they can be, he believes they can be productive for both parties. He provides some steps to change an argument into a meaningful discussion. First, stop speaking and be silent for a short time. Both parties should breathe deeply in and out, mindfully, which Finch says provides stress relief. Now, take a look at the emotions involved and acknowledge each other’s feelings. Continue the discussion, still mindfully, and agree to stay on topic. Finally, don’t take off—stay and work through the situation.

 

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