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Being assertive: Reduce stress, communicate better

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Being assertive is important. It is about getting your point across. If you don’t do this you can get stressed from bottling things up and from never being understood. It can be hard to be assertive if you’re not normally but you can learn to do this in order to lessen the stress you feel. You just have to communicate your desires in a calm but firm way and you can’t back down under pressure.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dealing with stress via passive behavior can lead to internal conflict, which can lead to emotional and physical distress.
  • Assertive communication allays stress, because the communicator stands up for what they believe in a direct manner.
  • Assertiveness takes other people’s feelings into account, which makes it distinct from aggression, which does not.

“Being assertive gives you the best chance of successfully delivering your message”

Read more: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/assertive/art-20044644

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