By | Louise Jackson | hackspirit.com
You’ll never catch a classy person having a screaming match in the street.
In fact, one of the most striking things about a person with class is how composed they manage to stay in any given situation.
It’s what helps them ooze sophistication and maturity.
It’s also far easier said than done to keep your cool and remain classy.
Here are 10 things we can all do to always make sure we carry ourselves with class and composure…
1) Don’t take things personally
There are always going to be things in life that push our buttons.
Keeping it together when we feel like we’re close to breaking point is tough.
So clearly it would be far easier if we managed to avoid getting to that stage in the first place.
Trying to take things less personally is one of the ways we can try to do so.
Here’s the thing:
We can quickly feel offended.
When someone behaves badly towards us or says something out of line, we feel like it’s a personal affront.
But if we try to reframe how others behave as a reflection of them, and not us, it’s easier to shrug it off.
Don Miguel Ruiz in his book The Four Agreements pointed out:
“Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”
If you can distance yourself from the words and actions of others, you can better dodge the impact they will have on you.
2) Try to keep your emotions in check
I’m the last person to recommend stifling and repressing your feelings.