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My Thoughts for 2017 – Let Conscious Be Your Guide but Beware of Manipulation and Guilt

Many of us set goals where we hope to improve ourselves both physically and emotionally in the hope that the new year will somehow be an improvement on the previous. We reflect on conversations which could have been handled with more respect and consideration and feel shame by our behaviour. Basically, we all want to be better people and a good rule of thumb is to listen to our inner voice before we open our mouth or type that email. Often we strike out at something or someone because we feel threatened.
Pause, and take a while to think about your reaction and ask yourself, “Is this the right thing to do?”
Unfortunately, there are people within our society who operate on another level entirely, and they rely on your guilt to manipulate a reaction from you in their favour. When it comes to these people, I tend to believe, “What Goes Around Comes Around”

About Penny Frederiksen

Penny enjoys writing for a variety of blogs and magazines where she hopes to inspire readers to travel and explore the world. She is a regular contributor to publications in Russia, The United Kingdom, and South East Asia. Penny lives in rural Australia and her love affair with travel and photography started at a very young age..the National Geographic Magazines at her local dentist! ” I loved the wonderful stories and photographs – they brought history and culture alive.” Penny’s independent, solo travel started about 10 years ago when she realized all her friends had no interest in photography and getting into the backstreets and villages of Asia. She enjoys traveling to exotic locations each year both on photography tours and by herself, showing other women that with planning and confidence, they too can visit worldly destinations on their own. Some of her most recent destinations include Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam, UAE, Turkey, India, Nepal, and Myanmar. “Travel makes me step outside my comfort zone and get a better perspective of the world around me”

One thought on “My Thoughts for 2017 – Let Conscious Be Your Guide but Beware of Manipulation and Guilt”

  1. I always try to act and treat others the way I would want to be treated. It is always difficult to be confronted by people that operate on a different level but at the end of the day i want to look at myself in the mirror and be content with myself with the choices i made and the way i acted throughout the day. It is these simple toughts i think of before i react impulsively.

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