At work, when discussing issues that are tense or difficult that may involve strong emotions and feelings, start with something relatively simple. 'Dip your toe in the water' and get comfortable, instead of plunging straight into the deep end.
A great way to reset your physical tension related to workplace stress is to exercise. Whether it is a group class, a walk, run or other activity, moving the body helps to release what you are holding, so you can continue more effectively.
A great way to become more aware in the workplace is to acknowledge that there are things that we do not know that we don't know we don't know. One strategy to know these things is to listen to outside opinions and consider them critically.
The Workplace Weekly Tips Series is focused on healthy workplace functioning and professional development. All material is authored by Cori Lambert unless explicitly stated otherwise. Authentic Consulting and Counselling is located in West Perth, Greater Perth Area.