Communication is often more effective when we meet the other person where they are mentally and emotionally.
Allow the other person to start with what's on their mind. By being open and interested, you foster a greater connection. In turn, they may be more open and responsive to you.
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We seldom have the same experiences or views as another person and should be tolerant of their perspectives. Cultivating self- and other-focused compassion can help in navigating conflict.
Consider the obstacles that may prevent you from understanding the other person, such as assumptions you may be making, what you need from them, or your own reactivity.
You can cultivate a relaxed awareness, calm your nervous system and feel more grounded.
Try to practice these steps daily on your own to help you in the heat of the moment at work.
Returning to in-person work can feel a bit awkward after working remotely for the last year and a half.
While some may be eager to share experiences with coworkers, others may not be ready to talk about the emotional experiences they've been through. Personal interaction with other people may require more energy than expected and could feel like a drain. To reboot our in-person working relationships, we need to go back to the basics of human connection.
One of the most fundamental social skills is attunement - the ability to be aware of your own feelings while connecting with another individual and managing conflict.
Attunement consists of four components that can help you stay in sync with others, especially in difficult conversations.
Notice the other person's cues. Consider what they're saying and expressing as very valuable to you.
As you listen, check in with yourself from time to time and notice your own feelings. If you feel tense, go to the first step - let your shoulders drop and relax as you take a mindful breath. Then focus on the other person.
There’s the cultural messaging we’ve received our whole lives that putting in more hours and more effort ensures our success, even though discerning what to put your effort into is far more important than blanketing your life in hard work. The stats on overwork also show a huge risk to health.
Study shows us that we don’t change our minds even when given new, factual information that proves our previous beliefs wrong.
Dialing it back is smart for both our productivity and our health, we have trouble giving ourselves permission to do it.
2020 has thrust people into a regular virtual space.
This unofficial social experiment confirms that virtual interactions can take its toll on the brain, commonly known as Zoom fatigue. This exhaustion also applies to Google Hangout, Skype, FaceTime, or any other video-calling interface.
Few people are fans of persistent effort, trying to sustain oneself through any task or project. Effective self-motivation is something that sets normal people apart from high-achievers.
While motivation is a personal effort, there are certain key factors that can help most of us who are trying to lose weight, save, or working on a challenging initiative.
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