We spend approximately 70 percent of our lives at work. It’s no wonder, then, why our careers are a defining aspect of our identities and our initial emotional response at times can be out of proportion.
But there’s great risk in letting work become all of who you are.
When you are too emotionally invested in work, you may take failures, challenges, and feedback personally.
For example, you may:
- Take criticism personally and ruminate about it for days
- Struggle to enjoy your downtime
- Fear you’re not working “hard enough”
- Become a people-pleaser and overwork yourself
- Project your workplace stress onto your personal relationships
By noticing where you might be emotionally overinvested in your work, you can prioritize where you need to take back control of your life and your well-being.
And my new Linkedin Learning course, Managing Your Response to Workplace Stress, can help you get there.
In this course, you’ll discover new mindsets and tools to separate your self-worth from your career, so that you can build greater confidence and work-life balance.
I share techniques to address those moments when you find yourself reactive about work, so you can:
- Nourish your personal life and enjoy time with your family
- Stop over-functioning and start delegating responsibilities
- Get a handle on your emotional “triggers” at work
- Develop a new definition of success that brings you satisfaction
With the line between work and life blurrier than ever and record levels of burnout, get started on the course now to discover healthy ways to regulate your emotions to better navigate the inevitable stresses and setbacks that arise in your career.
When you sign up for the course now, you get access to the course plus additional worksheets, templates, and more.
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