Do you ever reflect on missed opportunities and think ‘I could have said something’ or ‘I wish I said it a different way’?
It’s important to reflect on missed opportunities and think about what you will do next time in a similar situation. Practicing and improving the ways we call people out when they use disrespectful comments or behaviour is important.
Some further tips include writing down what you want to say, or talking it through with a friend. That way if another situation arises you will be more practiced at managing it.
In the moment, ask the person who is being disrespectful to repeat themselves to give yourself some time to hold your ground in a calm and respectful manner.
If you try one thing and it doesn’t feel right, practice a different approach.
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