Let's talk about something that's often swept under the rug (or completely avoided) in the workplace – emotions. We all experience them, yet many of us have been conditioned to believe that showing emotions at work is a sign of weakness or lacks professionalism. But not today! Today, we’re here to take back control and embrace emotional ownership at work. By acknowledging and understanding our emotions, we can experience profound benefits to our emotional health, reduce reactivity, and ultimately empower ourselves to tackle challenging situations with grace.
So, what does emotional ownership even mean? Simply put, it's about recognizing and naming what you feel instead of suppressing or denying it. When you're having a tough day or dealing with a difficult co-worker, it's okay to say, "I feel frustrated by this circumstance," or "This situation is making me nervous." Giving yourself permission to feel is the first step towards taking charge of your emotional wellbeing.
Now, let's get into the benefits of emotional ownership in the workplace:
So, how do you start owning your emotions at work?
By embracing emotional ownership, you reclaim your emotional wellbeing and gain the power to navigate through the ups and downs of the professional world. So, let's break the stigma and normalize emotional discussions at work, for it is through embracing our emotions that we truly empower ourselves and others around us.