How to be Flexible and Open Minded

Universe is in a constant state of flux. It always changes. In recent times, this has never been truer. Just look at our country. The real estate market, the stock market, job market…any market you name, they are all behaving in ways we’ve never seen before. It’s created a great deal of tension for many people, both professionally and personally. Now, more than ever, it’s important that people learn to be flexible and open-minded. So how can you ‘roll with the punches’ and adapt to change? There are several ways actually…

Rid yourself of the notion that anyone who disagrees with you is wrong. The world is seldom in black-and-white, but rather different shades of gray.

Keep negative energy out of your disagreements whether their professional or personal. Negative energy can include anger, accusations and belittlement, to name a few. Remember, insulting others never wins an argument, it only hurts others in compounds problem.

Take time to talk to others with opposing points of view. Again, you may never agree, but by broadening your mind, and trying to understand a conflicting view, you become a more flexible person.

Move out of your comfort zone in visceral ways by doing things you’ve never done before. This can include things like trying new foods, taken you commute to work, or participating in a new sport or hobby. The purpose is to find a new perspective on life you have encountered before.

It’s important to note that if people want to live a happy life they have to be happy. You can see some of my other newsletters to examine how having a positive outlook can increase your sense of joy. In the end, just remember that the energy that you put into the world is the same energy you get back. If you’re scared, angry or close-minded you can expect much of the same in return. However, if you are flexible, willing to embrace the unknown and enjoy life, you’ll find the secret to true happiness.