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By communicating clearly I am going to reduce the number of unnecessary conversations/phone calls/emails/texts in my life
Did you make any new year's resolutions for 2015? Get fit? Lose weight? Learn a new language? Start a new hobby? Find a better job? Sorry - those are all sooooo 2014. My resolution for this year was far more ambitious - this year I am going to communicate clearly.
Why? By communicating clearly I am going to reduce the number of unnecessary conversations/phone calls/emails/texts in my life. Which will eliminate misunderstandings. Which will reduce the amount of stress in my life.
Yes, communication is a two-way process and it's true that I can't speak or write for others. However, by improving my own communication skills I'll be ensuring that mistakes and misinterpretations, muddles and miscalculations are kept to a minimum.
My strategies to improve how I communicate are:
Good luck with your resolutions. It may be February now but they're still worth sticking with. If you'd like to join me on my mission, check out the range of communication courses available through OTEN.