No matter how much we like our jobs, we all have bad days.
It can happen for a lot of reasons – a coworker that’s pushing your buttons, a project that’s gone sideways, your personal life might be stressing you out, or maybe it’s just one of those days, where there’s no reason in particular for a sour mood.
These kinds of emotions can take a toll on you and are typically not easy to hide from your team, so it can seriously affect the mood of your work environment.
Many of us don’t know how to process these negative emotions at work in a healthy way so you can still get the work done that you need to get done. You might not be able to prevent those negative thoughts, but there are plenty of ways to deal with them.
It comes down to what’s called “emotional agility.”
But what is emotional agility? And why is it so important to possess this quality in the workplace? Susan David says: “Emotional agility is a process that enables us to navigate life’s twists and turns with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness, and an open mind. The process isn’t about ignoring difficult emotions and thoughts. It’s about holding those emotions and thoughts loosely, facing them courageously and compassionately, and then moving past them to ignite change in your life.”
Being able to productively manage negative emotions and perceived failures is an essential skill for the workplace. Thankfully, to help, the team at QuickQuid put together a helpful infographic to help process those feelings and increase emotional agility.