Responsibilities and pressure are a natural part of life and help keep us motivated and focused. But sometimes it feels too much and can lead to panic and may even make us unwell.
Having support around you at work can help improve the situation and sometimes even help resolve some of these feelings.
Do you have some good relationships around you? Can you ask someone for help? If you feel like there isn’t much support around you, are there things you can do to help form more positive relationships with your colleagues?
We can’t control other people and what they think, but we can control how we interact and behaving in a positive way often rewards us with good results. Here are some ideas on how to build support at work:
Treat people well. Be generous and respectful as this makes life easier for others and the kindness and respect we show to others usually comes back to us, one way or another.
Practice good listening skills. Give people your full attention and ask questions to show you are trying to understand.
Think of conflict as a normal part of human relationships rather than a sign of failure or crisis. Try to see situations from other person’s point of view so you can look at the conflict in a more objective way. In the aftermath of a conflict, be the one who takes steps to get a strained relationship back on track.
Spend as much time as you can with people who inspire you and help you feel resilient.