Friday, May 20, 2005
Emotional Intelligence and a difficult boss
If you are facing such a stress, decide whether the benefits of the job are worth staying. Do a cost analysis. Even if you don't plan to leave, keep your resume up to date and work your network. You may even apply for other jobs. That will help keep your confidence and who knows, you may find a great job, with a great boss.
In the meantime, find a healthy stress buster. Having a relaxation technique that you practice everyday, can help you survive stressful situations with less distress. The point is you need to practice it regularly, not just when you find yourself in overwhelm. Compare it to brushing your teeth every day, not just when you discover a cavity! Meditation is recognized as having incredible power in helping people to make lasting changes in the way they react to stress. Regular practice can reset your trigger point and help retrain your amygdala (part of the old brain).
Marguerite Tennier, M.A.