One of the advantages of having a canker sore is that you don’t have to talk to people often. People do not bother asking you silly questions or engaging you in a pointless conversation if they know that every time you speak, you hurt. Literally.
I have been exploiting this trait to the maximum. It has also helped me think twice before talking to someone. Thanks to meditation, a clear mind keeps me focused and busy at the task at hand.
I have created a checklist now, which reinforces the way I interact with people. Only when all the checklist options have been signed off do I initiate the conversation.
PFB points for reference.
- Is this of importance to me/other person?
- Does the other person really need to know this?
- Will it affect the other person’s mood significantly in a negative way? (this is tricky)
- Will I/other person have a meaningful conversation revolving around this topic?
Keeping these points handy keeps me and my canker sore in check. Because less unnecessary conversations equals less bullshit equals clear head. 🙂