How To Handle Behaviour That Makes You Uneasy. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing five tips on How To Handle Behaviour That Makes You Uneasy. It’s normal to feel uneasy in some social situations. It can be the way they stare at you or the way they barge into your personal space. It could be something as simple as how they talk that raises suspicions. All of us have felt like that at some point. The hairs on the back of our necks have stood on end, and our spines have tingled with uneasiness.
Still, we can’t always avoid conflict by avoiding the offending party. The individual that causes these feelings is often someone you have frequent contact with, such as a family member or coworker. The fact remains that you will, at some point, have to deal with an unpleasant circumstance. But how you act throughout that time will ultimately determine your success.
Apply these techniques the next time you’re experiencing an unpleasant emotion or reaction.
How To Handle Behaviour That Makes You Uneasy
Think Before You Act
Anyone in an awkward circumstance should pause, assess the situation, and then take appropriate action. A hasty response is the worst move you can make. You can put your faith in the fact that it always turns out horribly. Try not to let the awkwardness of the circumstance affect your demeanour. Get some coffee or take a short walk if you need a break from the situation. By doing so, you can return to the issue with new eyes.
However, if leaving isn’t an option, focusing on your breath might help calm your nerves. You’ll feel less worried and more equipped to deal with whatever comes your way.
If you only have a few seconds, here’s how to practise deep breathing:
- Take a few deep, nasal breaths.
- When you see your stomach is bloated, stop breathing momentarily.
- Third, let out a mouthful of air.
- Perform this sequence four or five more times.
Jokes may be a terrific way to lighten the mood in tense situations, but only when used appropriately.
This tactic is ideal when you are late to work because you tripped on the way or when you turn up wearing your shirt inside out. People will likely relax and shrug over your mistakes when they see you laughing about them, allowing you to move on with your day.
However, it may not be as effective in more dramatic circumstances, such as a coworker making a sexist or racist remark at the office.
Calm The Tempers
In the same vein as before, ignoring the remark and hoping no one notices could seem more convenient. But let’s face it: that’s never going to happen. If ignored, a problem of such magnitude will only worsen over time, like an open wound. The best response to anything like that is to admit that it was uttered. It’s important to broach the subject when you know no one will get upset or go out in a huff.
In straightforward terms, describe to the commenter why their words might be taken the wrong way. The offender will likely apologise since they are unaware of the awkward situation they have created for themselves. Even if your issues aren’t addressed, you’ll have handled the situation with grace and dignity.
Take Pleasure in the Quiet
We’ve found that the silence that follows an awkward moment is often more dangerous than the issue itself. The kind of silence where you can hear your heart beating. The University of Groningen found that people begin to feel uneasy after only four seconds of quiet. When added to an uncomfortable situation, this only heightens unease.
Even if the silence is unsettling, it may be even more so if you try to fill it. The silence begins to weigh heavily on your shoulders, and you begin to panic. It helps to enjoy the silence for a while to get over the embarrassment. Think about what happened and play out a few different scenarios in your head of what you could say.
Try not just to blurt out whatever comes to mind. These are typically ill-considered remarks that we immediately come to regret making.
You’ve heard the expression “fake it till you make it”? Yes, that would be appropriate here. Most of us still have insecurities, even if we’re doing excellent personally and professionally. When we make a mistake, or someone makes us feel awkward, our insecurities increase by a factor of a thousand.
Having someone to look up to or emulate is invaluable in trying times like these. This person could be anyone from a confident buddy to a boss at work to a TV show’s main character. Imagine how they’d react if they were in the same situation and take inspiration from their response.
This strategy will help you gracefully exit any sticky circumstance. In addition to allowing you to see things more clearly, it will help you separate yourself from your fears and doubts.
I hope you enjoyed that.