Putting The Zest Back In Your Working Life With Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
You probably spend more time at work than you do with your family. While it’s not so important that you love your work – after all, for many it’s a means to an end – it can get problematic and lead to stress in your personal life if you actively dislike your job and work environment. When getting out of bed for work starts to get more and more difficult, then you need to take action. 

Unfortunately, in the current economic climate, quitting and finding a job elsewhere is not as easy as it has been in the past. Finding a new job could be an option, but there is great merit in learning to love the job you have. A lot of this love is down to your own mental attitude towards work and your workplace.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a method of learning which can change your self image and behaviors to help you on the path to success and fulfillment. Practitioners such as Edge NLP can help you to ask the vital questions of yourself to help you understand how you think and act, and teach you behavior techniques to help you progress personally and professionally. NLP can teach you to find out what obstacles are in the way of your career success, and how to remove or find your way around them.

People and conflict
Other people may be the cause of your work anxiety. Whether it’s your boss you don’t get on with, or ‘that’ guy from sales you have no choice but to deal with, then there are things you can do to ease the stress that personality clashes may cause. First of all, you need to recognize that it simply may be a personality clash. They do exist, and life would be boring if everyone was the same. There may well be people who don’t like working with you either, so try and have a more relaxed attitude. Importantly, don’t get so wound up that you end up shouting and screaming. Workplace tantrums are rarely conducive to good communication. If you feel yourself getting stressed, take some time away and get some fresh air.

Try not to see workplace conflict as a bad thing. Great ideas are borne from different opinions and friction. Most workplaces have some level of conflict and it is almost inevitable where there are lots of strong characters. Your own attitude towards conflict and how you handle it are as important as the conflict itself.

Leadership and career progression
NLP can also develop leadership skills. NLP is about communication, which is highly important in the workplace, especially if you manage a team. Developing your motivational and team-building skills to improve your team’s performance will reap rewards for you as the team leader. Even if you’re not officially the leader, having leadership skills will help you work better with others and put you in a good position when promotions are in the pipeline. This is fabulous if slow career progression is your job grievance.

Confidence in communication
If it’s dissatisfaction with your role that is causing you to lose the love of your job, then you need to talk to your manager. Maybe there’s something else you could take on, or join a team for a project you’re interested in? NLP can help by giving you the confidence to communicate your concerns and wishes more effectively.

It’s no surprise that since NLP’s founding by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 70s it has come to be adopted by 75% of Fortune 500 companies. NLP is about asking yourself the right questions to discover what could work for you, and applying that knowledge to adapt your behavior to get you where you want to be.
Putting The Zest Back In Your Working Life With Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

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