What brains at work can do
Ah the brain at work! Brains are amazing. But also oh so skilled at focusing attention in ways that can actually mislead us. Not always consciously and not that the thoughts themselves aren’t probably valid. But it’s how we process those thoughts — and how objectively we put them together.
Also, the thing about a brain at work is that thoughts can come with filters that limit the picture. Or old triggers and habitual thought paths that shape our perspective, not always in ways that offer the best solutions.
Brains also can get stuck. On the same thought. Or emotion. Or even the same solution. For example, one thing our brains love to do is think about getting out of an annoying situation — like leaving a job.
And no matter how many good reasons you might find to stay, the urge to leave may return again and again — for some of us daily. Oh that tricky brain at work. So what’s really going on inside our brains?
How Changing Your Attitude Can Change Your Job!
Reasons You’re Thinking of Leaving Your Job
Emotional Triggers in the Workplace
But Change Is Really Really Hard!
5 Workplace Fears That Limit Your Success
Emotional Boxes: Stuffing Your Feelings at Work
12 Reasons You Feel So Unhappy at Work
How To Deal With Disaster Thinking in the Workplace
Do You Feel Invisible at Work?
Fed Up With All the Things My Job Doesn’t Have!
Are You Always Feeling Angry At Work?
When Emotions Take Over In the Workplace
Do You Feel Like an Outsider at Work?
My Job Is So Boring. Should I Quit?
I Can’t Stop Feeling Like a Failure
Zen at Work: Some Thoughts About Mindfulness
Don’t Care About Your Job? Why You Should (Maybe)
More on “brain at work” emotions
The good news is that any brain at work can also help find good solutions. Often the beginning of change is simply awareness … and a curiosity about what else might be possible.
Workplace Solutions: The Whole vs The Parts
Are You Tired of Being Judged By Your Job?
Why Do I Always Have Bad Luck in Jobs?
10 Reasons Your Job Isn’t Working for You
Role of Communication Filters In the Workplace
Why Are You So Afraid To Ask for a Raise?
Why You Need To Give a New Job Time
What Makes You Feel Fierce?
Who’s Really Driving You Crazy at Work?
Are You Embarrassed By Your Job?
Getting Through a Tough Day at Work (While Staying Sane)
Approval Seeking: Who Are You Really Trying To Impress?
⇒ EXTRA: Is Twitter Addiction Hijacking Your Brain?
Oh those people around us!
Even if you love your job, the people around you can drive you crazy. Once again, a brain at work really loves to get stuck on a strong emotion or an irksome reaction to a person. Especially one of those annoying coworkers or bosses we all know so well.
I’ve had many coworkers who made me want to go running. And most annoying of all is their matter-of-factness about it all. “Of course I need to talk on the phone all day at the top of my lungs. What’s YOUR problem?”
Some articles to help you find solutions. Or maybe just a little extra sanity.
What To Do If Your Boss Takes You For Granted
Should I Go Out With My Boss If He Asks Me?
Help! My Boss Makes Me Feel Stupid
Worried My Boss Wants to Fire Me
Dealing With Annoying Coworkers & Bosses
Coworker Plays Music Too Loud
Drama at Work: Dealing With Workplace Drama
MORE Workplace Relationships!
⇒ EXTRA: Boss Treats You Badly? It’s Not Your Fault!
ALSO: Check out Work–Life Balance
Need more help?
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