Emotions At Work
It’s okay to get emotional at work. We have been taught that showing emotion is a weakness, but this is not true. Showing emotion is strength. Showing emotion demonstrates passion. Showing emotion makes you human. I’ve cried at work. In fact, I took 2 minutes after a call last week to cry. I’ve gotten angry at work, when I felt passionate about something and didn’t feel heard / valued.
Bringing our authentic self to work is hard. Emotion will come into the picture the more authentic you are. Not to mention, this crisis is effecting us all differently personally and professionally. Track your emotions. Tell your managers and team members where you are at emotionally. Take time if you need it to process what you are feeling. Give others permission to be emotional and space if they need it.