How to argue lessJan 29, 2024
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Just like you don’t have to attend every party you’re invited to, you don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to. Wow. What a useful alternative perspective to conflict engagement.
Ever since I first heard this concept, I’ve been trying to apply it to my life. In doing so, I’ve found that this truth is both liberating and life-shaking, but it’s not always easy. That’s why in this episode, I wanted to share some of my experiences and thoughts around how to argue less. I hope my suggestions help bring more peace into your life and relationships.
“I find that the less tightly that I hold on to my need to be right, my desire to try to control other people… the less I really care about arguing with people.” – Dr. Sara Dill
What You’ll Learn
- It takes two to argue
- Offense, defense or neutral
- Check in with your reasons
- 3 ways to decline to argue
Contact Info and Recommended Resources
Podcast Episodes that pair well with this one:
- What would love do?
- How to Increase Your Mental and Emotional Agility
- The Power of Constraint
- What You Can Control (And What You Can't)
Connect with Dr. Sara Dill, MD
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I’d love to work with you! Want to explore the work we can do together? I offer FREE consult calls. Make an appointment at saradill.com/schedule.
Thoughts, ideas, questions? Don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected] or connect with me on social media. I really do personally read and respond to communications.
Want to dig deeper into improving your life and work? May I recommend this book? The Doctor Dilemma: How to Quit Being Miserable Without Quitting Medicine by me, Dr. Sara Dill, MD.
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