Remote work comes with many challenges, including the frustration that often arises due to misunderstandings, lack of communication, or burnout. These are some strategies to help you and your team manage frustration in the virtual workplace.
Identify What Triggers Your Frustration
Frustration in the virtual workplace may arise from a variety of causes. Take the time to reflect and identify what ideas or situations contribute to your frustration.
Identifying your frustration triggers is the first step to distance yourself from them, as we’ll see later. Some common sources of frustration include transitions, difficult tasks, physical discomfort, among others.
Create Distance From the Source of Frustration
In most cases, our natural response to frustration tends to make matters worse. When we feel irritated, most of us insist on whatever we are doing, or on whatever point we are trying to make, with increasing vehemence. This doubling-down attitude only makes us less rational and leads to growing agitation.
Make an effort to take the opposite approach. Distance yourself from the situation that makes you feel frustrated and take a break doing something that feels relaxing or fun. This shift calms you down and helps you reframe what bothers you.
Discover the Importance of Breathing
If taking a break is not possible, there are other alternatives as well. Remember this simple exercise you can apply whenever you feel frustrated: Take deep breaths as you count to ten making an effort to feel the floor beneath your feet. When we feel frustrated, we are often unable to focus on anything but our own heightened emotions. Like the previous technique, this exercise will help you create emotional distance between you and the situation that makes you feel frustrated.
More Tips for the Virtual Workplace
These are some previous posts you may read to get more tips about how to successfully navigate a remote work environment.
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- 4 Ideas to make the most of virtual recruitment
- How should coronavirus impact performance reviews
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- 4 Benefits of Background Screening
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