No matter how much you love your job, you almost certainly experience negative emotions at work from time to time. Even though it’s a normal experience, many of us don’t know how to process these complicated emotions at work in a healthy way so you can still get done what you need to get done.
This infographic from QuickQuid highlights the most common negative thoughts and emotions people experience at work, and how best to process them. Use these techniques next time you feel yourself reaching the breaking point – instead of actually breaking something.
8 Ways to Improve Your Emotional Agility
Decades of scientific research have provided us with a wealth of effective techniques to build and implement this key element of our workplace skills.
- Flag negative thoughts and acknowledge that they’re not helpful.
- Challenge negative thoughts.
- Use the situation as motivation to improve.
- Do something active to shift your focus.
- Write about a recent positive experience.
- Breathe deep and wait a few seconds before responding.
- Practice visualization exercises to calm down.
- Focus on your strengths.
With these techniques, you can gain control of your emotions and process them in a healthy way.
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