What Can We Do When We’re Frustrated At Work?

Let’s talk about what happens during our workday. As business owners, we know it’s going to happen: we’re going to get frustrated at work. I experienced this a bit yesterday when I had this tech issue. There were a couple of apps on my laptop that weren’t working very well, and my computer was getting really slow too.

I kept thinking to myself, “Ok, I’ve got clients that are waiting for me to to do some work for them!” It was getting really frustrating. So I had to take a deep breath. (Sounds really corny, but it works.)

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So what CAN we do when we’re frustrated at work?

I personally took a deep breath, put my feet flat on the floor, did some more deep breathing, and centered myself. There were even a couple of times during all these tech issues of the last few days where I’ve had to just move away from my laptop for a while and take a break.

I get tempted to just keep going at work, no matter what. And when that happens, my mood gets worse and worse. So I’m so grateful that I was able to take that time to center myself. Hopefully I’ll remember it more quickly next time!

Being in business for ourselves doesn’t mean that everything’s going to go perfectly. There are a lot of benefits to being in business for oneself. We have autonomy. Yet there’s so much to do.

Life is like that: Whether we’re working or not, frustrating things come up. So taking a deep breath, centering, and prioritizing can be so helpful.

After I centered myself, I looked at my calendar. I thought, “What is absolute-top priority what needs to get done today? What can wait till tomorrow?”
There are projects sometimes they can wait till next week, next month, and so on. I tend to be very overwhelmed. There are frustrations that come up during the day, but we don’t have to let them control us. It’s the same thing with really any emotion that we feel that is a bit too overpowering or too overwhelming.

What do you do when you are getting frustrated during the day?

Where Do You Work: From Your Head Or Your Heart?

For Some Of Us, Only One Really Works, And It May Not Be The One You Think

I was just in a wonderful conversation with my friend Linda Joy yesterday, and she asked: When can we know we are in our zone of magic and wonder, or we’re not? (Sorry if I can’t remember your exact words Linda; I think the gist of it is there.)

It’s not complicated at all.

The basic formula is simple.  If what I’m doing feels good, and if it comes from love, I am in my heart-space. When I am in that space, magic happens. I am inspired, I am having fun (yes, we really CAN have fun when working!), and things flow with ease and grace.

When I’m in my head-space, I am trying to “figure things out”. That NEVER works for me. I don’t know about you.

Is “working hard” the best way?

When we strive to “work hard” and close off our hearts, we tend to work from a place of lack, limitation and fear. And if we want to attract more positive things into our lives like success, joy, freedom, fun, etc.….Needless to say, that isn’t the way to do it.

When work doesn’t feel good, it’s tough to get the results we want. I have literally gotten headaches from staying stuck in my head and closing off my heart.

A new way to work

It has taken YEARS (decades, really) to shift gears from the old programming of “working hard”—as if there is some medal or reward to be earned from that—to a new mode of work. A place where I am getting stuff done, yet it is fun and joyful. As a heart-centered entrepreneur, I am grateful to know that and claim it. When we are heart-centered and learn to operate from this heart-space mode, the most amazing things happen.

Events unfold with so much love and light. Opportunities come along to grow business-wise and personally. I have met the most amazing, loving, kind people in this way, and my business literally flows with ease and grace.

There is always a choice. Which path do you choose?