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3 Effective Ways to Handle Difficult work Situations

8 July 2019 Blog

So Its Monday again, here is sending best wishes your way, as we say in Nigeria May heaven bless our hustle .

Sometimes , work is not easy, we say thank God its Friday and we dread Mondays.we get stressed and anxious in trying to deal with difficult work situations, It may be that we have lost control. Things are so complex and uncertain and it feels as though everyone’s out to get us and we can’t do anything about it.

By bringing back control to ourselves and creating certainty, we can begin to deal with difficult work situations.  Yes, even in uncertainty, we can create certainty of something very powerful: Ourselves…and the actions we take.

Here are 3 Tips on how to deal with difficult work situations as provided by www.embracethechaos.com

1. Exercise the frustrations before you get to work

Having to deal with difficult colleagues or complex work environment can be frustrating even though we’re on the side of good. By bottling up the frustrations and releasing it at home, we cause our families more stress than they deserve.

Going for a morning walk or a run outside or on the treadmill in the gym right before going into work can clear the mind and give us the natural energy to take on the day. This is because all of the anxiety and tension that is bottled up is released by stressing the body for 30 minutes.  

2. Get an outside perspective

Often we get trapped in our overthinking when we’re forced to deal with difficult work situations because it feels as though our entire life rests in our workplace. We get overwhelmed by these situations because we have no other point of view except our own mind in a negative spiral.

Our workplace should be great but if it isn’t, we should know that it is not our universe and doesn’t necessarily represent the real world. It can be a bubble which obscures the truth.O

Go for a walk. Go and meet a customer. Call a friend. Meet someone who doesn’t work with you for lunch or a drink after work. Talking about your difficult work situation with a friend can be helpful because it allows you to say exactly how you feel without getting the possible fallout. A friend might also have some useful advice to give that can help you deal with it.

Learning to break the pattern of constantly thinking about the difficult work situation by breathing in fresh air can reduce stress and create balance.

3. Stop analyzing and start doing

The root of so much of our stress and anxiety of not being able to deal with difficult work situations is this frustrating feeling that no matter what we do, it won’t matter.

Our mind destroys us from the inside out.

We get caught up in overthinking, over analyzing our work situations and trying to predict which coworker is aligning with who, who the boss is favoring and why we find ourselves in difficult situations.  But the truth about those situations is that so much of the worry was in the head. It was an overthinking mind . It wasn’t reality.

What to do is to bring back control to ones self by stopping the spiral of negative thoughts and turning them into action focused on work.

Ultimately, too much effort put into controlling the difficult work situations are often wasted and all we get is stress.

By getting the body in motion, through exercise,  an outside perspective and diving into a project, despite the chaos surrounding us, we can begin to worry less and live more!


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