Solve Your Hassles & Conflicts Using Low Pain Solutions
January 22nd, 2014
One of the hardest things about having a teenage son or daughter is finding them a unique gift that they will love for either Christmas or their birthday. When my son’s birthday was coming up, I started to think about what I could get for him. I noticed that he started to take a passing interest in chess, and I [...]
January 22nd, 2014
Utah is home to some of the most beautiful vistas in all of the United States. Canyons raging rivers and mountainous areas make up the landscape. The state is a photographer and videographer’s dream and there are many ways to capture the land’s beauty from the ground and from above.
There are two ways in which to avail of aerial [...]
January 14th, 2014
Irrigation in Kamloops may be nowhere near the front of your mind right now, as the cold weather still clings to the area and you’ve barely just said goodbye to the holidays. But, it really is never too early to consider your irrigation choices, especially if you are trying to conserve water and create a beautiful green landscape.
Rain barrels are [...]
January 10th, 2014
How you behave while playing on one of the golf courses in Calgary is just as important as your score. Golf is supposed to be the most honorable of all sports. It is a gentleman’s game where you penalize yourself if you commit an infraction and no one else is around to see what you did. While you may lose [...]
Follow the Signs
We've all been in situations where we didn't see signs of looming problems (or maybe we did, but we ignored them). It takes practice to see signs that conflicts or issues are getting out of hand. As the saying goes, forewarned is forearmed. But in this case, you'll be armed with problem resolution tools. The metaphor of acupuncture comes to mind: sometimes you have to endure a little sting to find real relief from bigger issues later. When you start to look for and see signs of miscommunication, for example, you can pay attention and make a resolution plan.
Keep Your Problems Small
It sounds easy in theory, but in practice it's often hard to nip a problem in the bud before it grows into a big problem. There are several reasons people hold onto small problems; sometimes they don't know they are there, or are out of touch with the clues. When you've crafted your plan, there are still a few more steps you can follow when you prune out the small problems. These are pieces of advice anyone can follow at work, at home, or at that highly-emotional weekend football game.
When Old Problems Return
Sometimes, despite the best of intentions, old habits die hard—and problems you thought were long since resolved come back to haunt you and your relationships. There are several reasons this happens, but what do you do next? Some strategies have to be revisited or changed when it comes to keeping problems from recurring. Think it through, put on your negotiator hat, and get ready to tackle those pesky problems when they show up once again. It also helps to have patience with yourself and others when those problematic habits return.