At one time or another most people have jumped to conclusions when working on a project either at work or on the computer. It is an easy thing to do. You expect things to go one way and when they do not go the way you expect the mind generally goes to the worst of outcomes. This kind of jumping can only cause stress and really who needs more stress in their life? So here are a few tips to help you before you make that jump.
First, before you start your melt down take a step back and take a deep breath. You may need to repeat this step more than once depending on your level of stress.
Second, double check the steps you have taken so far. Is all your work correct? If not correct your mistake, and all is good. If your work is correct, great you are smart and you just might find another way to reach your goal.
Third, so now you have checked your work and you still need to get to your desired outcome. What I am going to say now may be a little controversial. If you are working on the computer here are two ideas; first, try just continuing, the thing you are looking for may be on the next page. Trust me things do not always make sense on WebPages! If you are having computer problems, make sure you reboot your computer before having a total meltdown.
Fourth, now that we have covered all the beginning components, go to the end and work your way back. What is your end goal? Now start thinking in steps from the end to the beginning.
Five, now that you have the steps figured out on how to get from the end to the beginning it will be easy for you to pick up from where you got stuck.
Now that you have these five simple steps the next time you start to melt down remember to take a deep breath grab these tips and get to your goal with more ease and less stress.
Before you jump to conclusions dealing with a person follow these tips:
First, this is the same step for both kinds of melt downs. Before you start your melt down take a step back and take a deep breath. You may need to repeat this step more than once depending on your level of stress.
Second, Take a minute and really think about what has happened between you and the other person or people. Ask yourself if you may be over reacting.
Third, review the situation, put yourself in their shoes. How would have you reacted.
Fourth, talk to the person or people to make sure you understood what they said or did. Many times there is just a simple misunderstanding and as soon as you talk something through the melt down is diverted.
Fifth, ask the person or people if there is something you did or could do differently to make the situation better.
Communication is key for dealing with people. Things can be taken the wrong way, it is very easy to mishear words or misread another person’s actions. So before you have that meltdown go talk to the person and give yourself a break from a meltdown and added stress.