- Describing to yourself the character of your own thoughts, and even attaching a simplistic, self-deprecating label to them, can help you to avoid taking yourself too seriously. Try labeling thoughts useful or non-useful; or perhaps worry, to do, and memory. Notice if doing this helps you gain a sense of detachment.
- Use common sense. Put on your oxygen mask first, then help others.
- In right speech, we adhere to making our words be true and also kind or helpful. If you know someone who speaks truthfully and honestly - you realize that is wonderful, though it can also be painful. That is why the second part is important - because although it is possible to say what is true and not be helpful at all - it is much better for speech to be true and helpful.