Understanding Tension, Professionally and Personally
On this show…we aren’t ducking our heads, crawling in a hole, or wishing we were invisible instead, we’re searching to understand tension both professionally and personally. Even the word tension elicits a tense physical response. No one in their right mind enjoys conflict and bad feelings but issues left unaddressed, become just that. You might feel challenged, unheard, overlooked, or even belittled but will defending every imagined injustice create harmony at work or at home? My guess is no. Ever heard the phrase “pick your battles”? While the context is about picking battles that you can actually win it can also refer to being selective and keeping the peace.
I for one, hate to be in a bad mood. Avoiding eye contact, tip-toeing around, and giving the silent treatment. It’s an exhausting game that I’m just no good at. On the flip side of that coin, I hate conflict! If there is a chance what I have to say might hurt your feelings or cause you any stress, I’m avoiding it like the plague. As a result, I tend to conform, get over it, let go, and move on. Is that the answer, not at all but it is something I’m working on.
What do you do when you’re faced with a tense moment that is causing you stress? What is your go-to reaction and is it something that is working or something you’re working on?
Let’s dig in to understand the different nuances of tension to find some helpful strategies we incorporate at home and in our workplace.
Over at happiesthealth.com I found the difference, Tension vs stress: know the different kinds of stressors
Jill E. Daino shares more on Emotional Stress: Signs, Symptoms & Coping Tips found at talkspace.com
Sian Ferguson shows Why You Need to Stop Avoiding Conflict (and What to Do Instead) found at psychcentral.com
On the Brainy Dose YouTube channel, I found info on The 5 Conflict Styles - Which Is Yours?
CHALLENGE: Trace your tension to the root to understand why it’s negatively affecting you and how to overcome these feelings. Resist the invitation to join the conflict instead, opting for a peaceful resolution.
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