Perception and Assumptions

I hope you were able to enjoy the long weekend and you remained safe! Beginning the week, a day behind always confuses me for some reason. Over the long weekend, I woke up one day thinking I was supposed to be getting up for work because the clock showed 6:30. I am so glad I figured out it was the weekend, and I did not get up to start getting ready. Even though it was a long weekend, I did not sleep in late on any of the days, and think I even got less sleep than I get during the normal workweek. How crazy and frustrating is that😊?

I have always found people’s personalities to be interesting and frustrating. Differences are normally great because if we were all the same, the world would be an incredibly boring place😊. The frustrating part is when perceptions are misconstrued and distorted. This tends to happen when someone does not understand your words or takes it other than the way you intended and does not ask for clarification, or they make assumptions.

Do you remember a game that was played in elementary school when the first person in line says something, like a word or phrase to the next person, and it continues to the last person? By the time the word or phrase gets to the last person, it is often vastly different. It seems this is something common with normal conversation. This might have been fun to play in school, but it causes many problems in adult life. The assumptions people make are ridiculous and not normally the reality of the conversation. 

In my mind, I am open and honest when talking to everyone. It is upsetting when you hear that something negative was said about your personality and demeanor, especially when it does not make sense. Gossip and backstabbing are common in high school, but not in adulthood or at least it should not be. Unfortunately, so many people are caught up in their lives, and how they are perceived and want to pretend they never do anything that is not upstanding and or kind. It appears to be common for many people to refuse to admit when they are wrong and will fight tooth and nail to prove their point, which is over invalid.

The bottom line is our words are hurtful and they cannot be erased or forgotten. It is crucial that we use our words wisely and with kindness, but also be understanding and considerate. We need to never forget that everything we say to another person will be how we are remembered for years to come and know that life is not promised and can end anytime.

How do you handle situations when your feelings get hurt? What do you do when there are misunderstandings constantly? It is not a good feeling when you feel like you are walking on eggshells when talking to certain people! 

Thank you for visiting my site today. I look forward to reading your comments and the ways you handle certain situations. I hope you have a great and stress-free day! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

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