Many professionals are often faced with circumstances that cause them to choose their battles. These battles can be with employers, government, or loved ones. Conflict seems to lurk around every corner in our hyper connected society. Making the decision to take a step back in retreat may not seem like a natural reaction in a variety of confrontational situations, but is the best option. Not only for the sake of avoiding unnecessary conflict, but for self-preservation it is important to withdraw from the forces that may encourage your engagement in negative discourse. Retreating gives permission to preserve your peace by avoiding the consequences that are associated with impulsive responses on the internet and in person. Finding the proper words to retreat is hard. As a communications consultant, I work with folks everyday to assist them with these sorts of issues. If you need to put the proper words to your feelings, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alisha Andrews, Communications and Political Strategist,