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From managing stress and burnout, to navigating conflict and improving communication skills, therapy is helpful for your career in so many ways. This post will talk about the importance therapy can have on your work life as well as your personal life.

Preventing Burnout

Especially through challenging times like these, burnout is a rampant problem in several industries. Luckily, a number of habits and routines have been proven to help professionals create a healthier relationship with stress. Stress can be motivating. It can help push us to greater things, so long as it doesn’t define our lives or result in burnout. Therapy is one of the most helpful things you can do to manage stress and avoid burnout. A therapist can help you better understand yourself, your stressors, your relationship with stress, as well as your goals from the work that you do. By balancing all, you can better navigate times of stress without pushing yourself to your limits.

Learn to Better Navigate Your Relationships

Relationships are at the core of almost everything we do. That’s true at home and at work. At work, for example, you need to collaborate effectively with your team. To do so, you need to understand things like, what role do you most often play in group dynamics? Which roles are most satisfying for you and which cause the most stress? What behaviors of others help you feel most supported? What behaviors of others are most triggering for you?

Working with a therapist will help you understand your answers to these questions as they relate to your personal life as well as your work life. The more you understand yourself, the more control you’ll feel over your reactions and responses and the better you’ll be able to seek personal and work environments and relationships that are fulfilling for you.

Improve Your Communication Skills

As you learn more about the roles you play, as well as your wants and needs, therapy becomes a helpful way to practice communicating your needs to those around you. When you improve your communication skills, you can ask for what you need to do your job especially well. If your needs aren’t being met, you’ll know that’s where stress comes from. This can take weight off of your shoulders and improve your self-esteem over time, further reducing stress and over the long term, help you better get what you need to succeed.

Set Healthier Boundaries

The more you understand and communicate your wants and needs, the better you’ll become at identifying those non-negotiable needs you have. By gaining confidence in your ability to say “no”, you are better able to say yes to the things that will drive your career forward. It’s difficult but deeply empowering to say no. Keep in mind that every time you say “no,” you’re providing yourself with the opportunity to say “yes” to something else. The more you understand what fuels you, the more you can say “yes” to those things and “no” to everything else.

For more tips on how to grow a career that work for you, connect with the recruiting team at Williams industrial today.

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