I’ve had a challenging week at work (and it won’t be my last). There is a lot that went really well, and there are some important things that didn’t, many of which were out of my control. At times it made me feel like just going back to bed. Can you relate?
Of course, that’s when you dig deep, remembering why you do what you do and how it makes a meaningful difference in the world (you know, beyond the paycheck...). Resilience is so important at work; it is the backbone of a successful career. Yet sometimes there is little energy left to stay positive, or objective. It’s tempting to just wallow, but as good as that feels in the moment, wallowing can become a habit that doesn’t support your great potential at work.
So, what should you do when you know you need to find it in yourself to keep going with a good attitude? Here are 5 key emotional intelligence strategies you can use to dig deep and bring more resilience to your work and career.
Challenges at work are there for a reason – they grow you, making you stronger and better at what you do. They are also exasperating and exhausting. So, when you’ve hit a wall at work, remember this is just a chapter in your story – it’s not the whole book. Give yourself the grace you need to re-group and replenish yourself and, when you're ready, get back out there.
You’ve survived 100% of your worst days, you’ve got this one too.
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