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Etiquette promotes personal efficiency and effectiveness when socializing with others. It is about facilitating ease and helping others be more comfortable.
Showing up in a polite, positive, or good way means that you are behaving well. Yet some people have the opinion that etiquette is an antiquated idea.
Using etiquette guidelines when having a difficult conversation will put you at ease. It can even help establish a better outcome than you anticipated.
Being nice and kind are necessary for our sanity. When persons are described as both nice and kind, they act in ways that demonstrate consideration for others.
Since ancient times, the act of giving flowers conveys a special meaning. Flowers provide a message for those who receive them in a language all their own.
Shyness is a learned behavior, sometimes resulting from negative life experiences. But practicing etiquette skills can help you overcome wallflower tendencies.
While you’re busy spring cleaning your home, think about the negative etiquette habits that could be holding you back. Ready to sweep those away as well?
Camping etiquette rules are important to know whether an outdoor enthusiast or a novice camper. They’ll keep you safe, and in good standing with Mother Nature.
It's not as easy to overcome negativity as we would like to believe. However, there is a weapon at your disposal. And it’s all in your head.
Respect. It’s the one word to hold onto when going through a divorce. The decision to end a marriage must accommodate a respectful attitude.
Leading by example fosters the desire to be your best and calls for living with intention to model the behavior you’d like to see in others.
Expanding your social circle helps you link with people who like and respect you. It also provides ways to find support in a new city or your hometown.
Good manners and good judgement make for common sense. And a healthy and civil society needs the unwritten rules of order that call us to our better selves.
Have you ever wished for a check-off sheet for choosing what to wear on any given day? There is a way to simplify how to dress for most occasions.
Considering the etiquette guidelines of tolerance, respect, and empathy, is it etiquette-fun for mothers to nurse their children in a public environment?
When you use good manners, your relationships will be better, your confidence will grow stronger, and your ability to be mindful and present will increase.
Are you introverted or extroverted? How does your personality affect your etiquette practices or interactions with other people?
Etiquette evolves as culture and technology change. It offers guidelines for respectful behavior based on common sense, politeness, and concern for others.
One key to living peaceably among others is to focus on the things within your control. In other words, avoid meddling and concentrate on your own affairs.
We are all subject to negative self-talk from time to time. Acknowledging a disappointment is realistic, but beware the slippery slope of chronic negativity.