In-The-Moment Process to Avoid Breaking Down at Work
Last week we talked about the foundations of emotional resiliency, and this week we followed up with in-the-moment tools to handle your emotions with grace and leadership in the workplace.
Stop – Set – Support Method:
Stop: Resist reacting while you’re emotional. Breathe. Get out of the current location if possible (take a walk around the floor or outside).
Set: Ask for what you need and set boundaries. When we have a strong reaction, it’s our body/mind telling us something isn’t right. Ask yourself what that is, and what you need to be successful. Then set the boundary.
Support: Make sure you have a support system – someone you can call or send a message to in the moment. Maybe it’s a mentor, good friend or coach. But talking things out and having someone remind you of what’s important can be huge in re-gaining perspective, even in the most stressful situations.
What’s your favorite tool to handle emotions at work? Please share in the comments below!
Ever snap (or cry) at work? I understand, we’ve all been there. And while I don’t want you to hide your emotions, there is a way to handle them with maturity and leadership.
This post is all about building a strong foundation for emotional resiliency and in the next one, I’ll be sharing all my favorite in-the-moment tips (no more angry outbursts and crying at the office!).
1) Take care of yourself outside of work. Because none of us are our best selves when we’re tired, hungry and lacking connection.
2) Find healthy outlets outside of work to get out your emotions. Some ideas: – workouts like boxing and bootcamp – calm movement like yoga – journal – meditate – time in nature – creative time – time with friends
3) Do the inner work/healing with a coach or therapist. Pay attention to those persistent thoughts that appear when you’re most emotional. Start with awareness and then consider working with a professional to help heal these triggers.
Success Without Selling Your Soul – Is it possible?
“I have no choice.”
“It is what it is.”
“If I don’t take on the extra project/work until 10pm/come back early from vacation, they’ll find someone else who will.”
“It’s just for this month – after that, I’ll start leaving work at a normal time.” (that time never comes)
What’s your reason for continuing to accept less than ideal circumstances at work? When you’re in the middle of it, it can feel like you have no choice but to work late, take on the extra project, or whatever it is… (I know because I’ve been there myself, and help clients through it all the time.)
But you DO have a choice. And no job, no amount of people-pleasing, and no number of gold stars is worth sacrificing your relationships, health and overall well-being.
➡️ Whether you’re in a corporate job, an entrepreneur, or just want to have the best relationship possible, being able to know and stand for your needs is vital to your success and happiness. ⬅️
Watch the video to learn how you can start to set boundaries of your own, at work and beyond!
How “Not” Working Is The Most Important Work You Can Do
Have you bought into the idea that it’s not a good idea (dangerous even) to completely disconnect from work?
What I’ve come to realize in my personal and professional work with clients is that for those of us who are high achieving “do-ers” (I’m willing to bet that’s you if you’re watching this!): NOT WORKING IS THE WORK.
Taking time away from our day-today is our chance to: ✔️Step away from the urgent but unimportant tasks, ✔️Re-ignite our passion for our work, ✔️Relax and recharge and ✔️Be inspired and tap back into the creative juice that is the most meaningful differentiator in any career
3 Work/Life Balance Hacks to Reduce Overwhelm & Bring More Joy to Your Days
Last weekend I presented at a Brunch & Learn at Cincinnati’s Women’s Health Expo. The topic was “Work/Life Hacks to Reduce Overwhelm and Bring More Joy to Your Days.”
I thought this was a perfect topic for Morning Joy listeners, and so I brought it to you. Watch the episode above for details and examples, but here are the 3 tips in a nutshell:
1️⃣ Determine & then schedule your priorities (and treat it just as you would any appointment)
2️⃣ Re-evaluate your to-do list, Set Boundaries, Get Support! Ask yourself: Does this need to be done? Does this need to be done by me? Does this need to be done now?
3️⃣ Treat yourself at least as well as you would your dog. Seriously though – implementing basic self-care like getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, eating quality food, making time for play, and forgiving yourself, can go a long way towards your happiness and overall resiliency.