The holiday season is often considered the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be one of the most stressful, especially in the workplace. Balancing the demands of your job with holiday preparations, festivities, and expectations can be overwhelming.
It is possible to navigate this busy season with grace. Here’s how:
- Avoid stress traps and focus on responsibilities. The holiday season can bring an abundance of workplace distractions, from office parties to gift exchanges to holiday schedules. It’s crucial to avoid situations that prevent you from achieving success and focus on your job responsibilities.
- Understand your emotional work role. Everyone assumes an emotional role at work, such as the hero, the villain, or the victim. Do you feel like a hero for taking on extra tasks? Maybe you feel like a villain for missing a deadline? Understanding these roles can help you manage your emotions and avoid unnecessary conflicts.
- Empower yourself to make changes. Everyone can make changes that affect how others view them. If you feel overwhelmed or stressed, communicate with your supervisor or colleagues about your needs and limitations and reduce the emotional imbalance.
Navigating the holiday season in the workplace can be demanding, but it’s possible with the right strategies. The iDisability’s “Managing Emotions in the Workplace” module provides insights to help you maintain an emotionally balanced workplace environment. Let iDisability show you how.