Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Asking for time off isn’t a crime and you shouldn’t feel bad EVER for taking time off that YOU EARNED. You don’t owe your job anything.
2. If you’re a good listener, you might notice you have friends who dump their joys and sorrows on you at every possible opportunity. It’s not because they’re looking for pity or want to be annoying, it’s because they know you listen.
Talking gives them some temporary relief from whatever emotions they may be experiencing, even if it doesn’t seem like it, and you are the person they enjoy sharing those bits of information with.
Challenge yourself to see the big picture and listen to their message as a whole, rather than undoubtedly being confused over every little detail that comes to mind for them.
3. If you want to take someone, perhaps an older relative, to a fancy restaurant as a treat and they resist, instead of wanting to go somewhere more casual, it might be because it’s out of their comfort zone and you should listen to them.
4. Your kid wanting to explain their side is not talking back.
“I want to talk to you about what happened today.” “Ok, but first can I explain my side?” “Absolutely not! You’re going to listen to what I have to say about what happened today.” “Please mom, it will be better if I talk to you-” “See that’s what I’m talking about! You can’t even listen to me for a few minutes without talking back or having an attitude. Go upstairs.” A few hours go by “You’re just going to sit in your room all day without hanging out with us?” What is your kid supposed to say without feeling threatened?
Parents, let your kids voice be heard without them feeling scared to talk to you.
5. Asking your doctor to chart your request and their denial of testing will often result in getting the diagnostic tests you want.
Plain and simple. Does the doctor refuse blood work or another diagnostic test? Ask them to put in your chart that you specifically requested the test and they denied it. Most doctors will just send you the test.