No Brainer Day, A Reason to Celebrate
I recently came across a website that provides a reason to celebrate something just about every day of the year. One I love is No Brainer Day on March 3. I love it because it reminds me that consideration for everyone—especially for my life mate—should be a no brainer.
This is what habits are born of. Taking time and effort to focus on what should be part of everyday life reinforces the habit. If it’s a no brainer, we don’t have to think about it too much or too hard. Best of all, habits simplify life. A habit of consideration helps us decrease unpleasant situations we would otherwise encounter and provides a reason to celebrate.
Why is consideration important?
I don’t know about you, but I know there are many times I can cause troublesome situations by forgetting to be considerate. When I express annoyance at something another person does without asking why he or she did that (stupid) thing, I start the road to conflict.
This tells me that applying consideration and holding my tongue before complaining should always be a no brainer. And that should be true even when I KNOW my consternation is justified!
Making good actions good habits
My curiosity about creating habits that stick led me to the article, 18 Tricks to Make New Habits. The article suggests practices such as committing to a habit for thirty days and practicing it daily. I especially like the suggestion, to use the word “But” in your thought process.
Why but? When annoyance toward another person creeps in to your mind, the word “but” can change your thought process. “But” offers an alternative. Rather than annoyance at dirty dishes in the sink consider, “sure it’s a mess, but it will be cleaned up when he/she gets back.” After a short time it will become a no brainer to become considerate. The take back to this attitude often prompts others to become more considerate of your needs and faux pas!
To read more about consideration and its effects, you might want to read this article on the Huffington Post . It describes seven habits that set considerate people apart from the rest of the world and why many experts believe
“Being considerate of others will take you and your children further in life than any college or professional degree.”
What are your your thoughts about consideration?
It could be said that we can never be too considerate. What actions do you practice that help make you considerate of other’s needs and actions? Please add you suggestions below. You just might help improve the world!
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