Updated: Feb 20
Inclusion bands, Inclusive Marathons, Inclusive stage performances, Inclusive movies, some Inclusive schools, Inclusive posters, Inclusive show !! Yes we have finally reached this stage … well never too late :))
But do we know HOW to really include without the drama ?
Inviting people into our lives, being available for them when they most need us, realising that someone is in isolation ( lonely is a milder word), what do we do other than pity that person ?
How do we truly make that person feel wanted, valued, skilled, equal in every sense ?
These are some tips by Edooism.com
Do see if you can follow them. If not then obviously you are not really inclusive, you just know how to use the word in various sentences 🙂
1) TIME MANAGEMENT
Open some part of your time enthusiastically without thinking of it as the last thing after all your fun is over.
2) OPEN UP YOUR HEART
Be magnanimous in your conversation with that person to make them truly feel valued and needed in this world.
3) BE THE GOOD SAMARITAN
Offer positive affirmative solutions to lift the person out of their sadness and take them toward positive thoughts and emotions.
4) ADD THE FUN ELEMENT
Plan a fun activity and actually have fun with that person without making them feel as if you are doing them a favour.
5) CHANNEL THAT PERSON TOWARD HUMANITARIAN CAUSES OR A CHAIN OF INCLUSION
Encourage this person who have chosen to include to include someone else who needs to be included 🙂 Sounds soothing right ?
6) UNDERSTAND THE LIKES AND DISLIKES AND ALLERGIES IF ANY
Be interested in the person you have chosen to include. Be kind to that person by knowing their weaknesses and yet don’t feel sorry for them or ridicule them for being cautious or even paranoid. Allow them the freedom to enjoy what they can without shame 🙂
7) HARD WORK AT INCLUSION WONT KILL YOU !
Work hard at making your chosen person feel included in your life and in the life of others. Highlight the positives and give it time and energy 🙂
You will see positive results if you work on including even one person at a time in your busy social and work life 🙂 These positive results are more satisfying than many gains !