YES!!! Up with awkward!
I can think of several work relationships where we’re bravely awkward together. The trust, support, and growth in these relationships is tremendous.
So good. Not just for managers. These are great questions for anyone to ask oneself:
- Are you bored?
- Do you know why?
- Can it be shifted?
A cautionary tale:
Boredom was a seed. What was “I’m bored” grew roots and became “I’m bored and why isn’t anyone doing anything about it?” and sprouted “I’m bored, I told my boss, and he… did nothing,” and finally bloomed into “I don’t want to work at a place where they don’t care if I’m bored.”
The article gives great specifics on how to uncover and combat boredom and what boredom represents: lack of belief in the team.
I’ve been struggling with my negativity and being down on myself for it. Seeing this article was timely for me! HT @whitneyhess on Twitter.
Attempting to suppress thoughts can backfire and even diminish our sense of contentment.
One of the primary reasons we have emotions in the first place is to help us evaluate our experiences.
Even if you successfully avoid contemplating a topic, your subconscious may still dwell on it.
Researchers found that those who restrained their thinking more often had stronger stress responses to the cues than did those who suppressed their thoughts less frequently.