At some point in our career we all have to face others with a difficult conversation. This can be when you have to give bad news to an employee or it could be the need to have a conversation you know could lead to arguments which can be difficult for both of you. How about a change in your career? Could you be the right fit somewhere else and just be spinning your wheels where you are? While I’m asking questions, when is the last time you got some exercise? There are ways to keep moving at work to help avoid the health risks that come with sitting too long in one position which can help your productivity.
How to Mentally Prepare for a Difficult Conversation
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Most of the time the advice we give is to address a problem head on and go into it with both guns blazing, but that doesn’t work with people, especially those you have to work with. If you desire a loud contentious argument, go ahead and go into the conversation right away, but if not you should take a step back and get yourself ready for any conversation you already know will be difficult. The first thing to do is make sure your mindset is right by getting yourself relaxed and ready for the conversation. Next you want to try and see where they are coming from when it comes to this topic and finally, you want to be able to vent to another person for a few minutes, especially if the conversation is one of utter disagreement. These steps will help you to have more productive conversations, even when the topics are difficult to discuss.
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6 Sneaky Ways to Exercise at Work
Many of our jobs aren’t conducive to us getting exercise throughout the day and after a long day at work we can be too tired to go to the gym. Because it’s important to get some exercise every day you need to do things like build or buy a standing desk, take a walk around the block, take the stairs to and from meetings, find a partner who can exercise with you, stretch even when sitting at your desk and wander around the office. While none of these are going to give you the impact you would feel with a workout that is purely designed for exercise you can have a lot of fun and feel invigorated after just walking around for a short break that was needed. Let your body feel alive and get the exercise you need throughout the day at work.