Who Else Wants to Reduce Work Stress?

Rise Performance Group

12.13.12By Sally Ann Moyer

Letting go is not just a therapeutic lesson in healing negative emotional experiences but also an effective management skill. The ability to say ‘no’ shows that you know how to prioritize. This management skill is necessary for workplace success. While a myriad of responsibilities compete for your attention, discerning which to refuse is crucial for reducing work stress.

While it’s easy to say no to an alternative that is a bad idea or unappealing, picking between two positives is obviously more difficult. We often live in fear of the dark side to productivity: everything you accomplish comes at the expense of not accomplishing something else. If you have said yes to a great opportunity, you have also said no to whatever would have come as the consequence of refusing this opportunity.

Children learn the word ‘no’ to teach them self-control. Letting them do whatever they…

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One Response to Who Else Wants to Reduce Work Stress?

  1. It is not just the responsibilities we need to detach from and let go, it is the paradigm of the way things are done that has to be let of as well.

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