Benefits of habit “See things from other’s perspective”

✓ Helps gain new perspective
✓ Helps understand others better
✓ Helps find ways to help people out
✓ Reduces chances of conflicts

First step:

5 minutes per day


1. Today, spend 5 minutes contemplating how 1 other person feels about a certain, tense situation. Consider how you may help out. Think about how they might see the situation on question. Do the same consideration every day for 1 week with same or other people.
2. Next week, if there is a need, extend such contemplation sessions to 10 minutes per day.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Just like any other time-consuming session, contemplation can be scheduled in advance for when you have adequate time for it. Make it the same time to develop this habit faster.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have a spot, where you would spend time thinking about other people. Make it somewhere you can’t miss it on daily basis so you wouldn’t forget about the contemplation.
✓ Let the app help. Set a reminder to ring the time for contemplation. You may also fill out the calendar to see the progress of your new habit.
✓ Reward yourself. Thinking about and helping other people, even genuine and self-less, is time consuming. Don’t forget yourself in all of this and in your progress, do an activity you haven’t done before.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Know why you do this. When you start thinking about other people’s perspective on a situation, remember that doing so will help you in numerous ways. To understand people better, to relate to them easier.
✓ Resolve conflict. This sort of contemplation is most beneficial if you have an ongoing conflict among your family, friends or coworkers. Spending some time contemplating their point of view can seriously help you resolve conflict much faster.