Managing Your WFH Paranoia - Deepstash

It can be hard to interpret body language, facial expressions, and the nuances of feedback from a distance. And spending time alone in your home office can render you stuck in your own head, replay...

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Managing Your WFH Paranoia

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What Is WFH Paranoia?

Paranoia is a state of fear in which a person misinterprets ambiguous situations, seeing negative meanings, and potential threats.

In other words, paranoia causes you to ir...

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Make Expectations Explicit

To head off erroneous assumptions and misinterpretations, proactively set expectations with your manager, colleagues, and stakeholders around communication style, how decisions will be made, etc

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Beware Of Scope Creep

Paranoia can lead you to people-please and overextend yourself. You may find yourself overly involved in initiatives to maintain an illusion of control.

  • Audit your schedule!

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Depersonalize Others’ Actions

If you’re a sensitive striver, then your empathy levels are likely off the charts. That level of emotional depth can be both a gift and a burden.

On the one hand, you’re skilled at sensing ...

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Compartmentalize Your Anxieties

Without proper boundaries, paranoia can bleed into your personal hours. In fact, four out of five workers currently find it hard to “shut off” in the evenings.

  • In your mind’s eye, put ...

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