Hospital employees have bad days at work that can lead to negative thinking, but there are ways to manage those thoughts and feelings. Surprisingly, those bad feelings can be turned them into opportunities for advancing your career. Recently the term ‘Emotional Agility’ was coined to describe the process that we employ to navigate life’s changes with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness, and an open mind. Susan David, Ph.D., an Harvard Medical School faculty and award-winning psychologist suggests three key components as a starting place to help us:
1. Showing Up – it’s a challenge to face your thoughts or feelings, but is also crucial to facilitating positive change.
2. Stepping Out – Get detached from the inner monologue, thoughts and feelings, to see that they are only emotions. The emotions aren’t permanent and aren’t essential part of your being.
3. Moving On – Make small and deliberate tweaks to your mindset to align them with core values.
Practicing these principles in the day-to-day tasks are meant to help develop and shape our emotional agility. Once you’ve started with those three components you can begin to navigate your way around common negative thought patterns. Furthermore, you can start applying techniques to combat negative thoughts in the workplace.
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