Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Developing Mental Strength at Work

Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash

Sometimes work is stressful. We tend to get exhausted, break down and suffer. Well, work is an important aspect of life and giving up is never the solution. The solution here is to develop your mental strength. So how do you do it? 

1) Focus on your capabilities and excellence. Do not get disturbed by some one else’s victory. Tell yourself that what the other person achieved was the result of his/her hard work and maybe, in some circumstances, good luck. Nonetheless, it never means that you cannot achieve your goals. There is a saying, ‘If your garden is not as green as theirs, start nourishing and watering your garden instead of comparing.’ 

2) Focus on your long-term goals. Well, you may not have got the ‘Best employee of the month’ award, but you can always win the award for the ‘Best employee of the year’ or maybe get a promotion or a decent hike. You need to tell yourself your ambition and work on that. Little victories might not come your way, but with dedication, you will see yourself achieving your goals. 

3) Feedback helps. Constructive feedback always helps in constantly improving oneself. If you take constructive feedback with an open mindset, you will constantly hone your skill sets and shine. 

4) Remember, challenging situations make you stronger. Do not pity yourself if you happen to find yourself in any challenging situation. Remember, a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. 

5) Adapt to new situations, get new ideas and learn new things. Do not let a new environment bog you down. Let that be an avenue for you to learn new survival tips. 

6) Count your blessings. If you have a job and you can pay your bills, you are blessed. Since we spend a lot of time at work, is it worth being unhappy at work? Face your fears and walk along. The journey might not be smooth, but it is always worth it.