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Are Your Workplace Regrets Piling Up At A Rate?

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This is how you can stop it!

The #yolo attitude is so strong in you that you don’t even think about regrets. And even if you do, you struggle with finding a way out of drowning in regrets. Anyways, don’t worry as we’ve got the solutions below.

Work on something that means a lot to you

This way, you won’t be wasting time on something that doesn’t give you enough satisfaction. And, you’ll be able to tolerate the little failures that are, often, inevitable. By working on your passion

Don’t make decisions based on bad days

There may be days when you can’t stop crying, but you need to know that this is a part of your learning curve and has nothing to do with how successful you are.  If you mess up, you correct it. It’s that simple. 

Try not to take the critics to heart

At any given point in your life, someone’s going to tell you that you’re not good enough. If they’re right, then work on improving yourself, and if they’re not, don’t even bother thinking about it. Don’t let what they say demotivate you. 

Be confident

Being self-confident is vital. The truth is once people know that you’re insecure, they’ll take you for granted. So stand up a little taller and believe in your glorious self.

Learn how to take risks

Without a doubt, you’ve got to take risks to grow. But, doing so rashly without giving it some thought is far worse than not taking it at all. Consider all your options and always have a backup plan.

Approach toxic work relationships diplomatically

It’s quite rare to find your kind of people wherever you go. Don’t be disheartened by your toxic workplace. Instead, ignore the negativity (as much as possible!) and stand up for yourself when you have to. The next time you’re not invited for an important discussion (that you really should be a part of), grace the place with a hair flip without letting egos spoil your opportunities.

Keep learning

Receiving appreciation are always stellar, but it’s always best if you don’t let it get to your head. Stay curious and always be a student at heart.

Network, network and network!

Hobnobbing with peers and people in similar industries such as yourself can provide perspective and can shake things up a notch. Get your business cards and start mingling boss babe!

Be visionary

Despite your busy schedule, try to find some time to make sure that you’re ready to face anything that life throws at you and always think twice before you make any decision that could affect your future.

Balance work and play

Having a life outside work is necessary to ensure you remain productive, keep work interesting Take breaks in between and try to complete your tasks in small chunks well ahead of deadlines. It’s always wise to not take your work home once you clock out. Trying to keep your professional and personal lives as separate will serve you better in the long run.

This article was originally published as “How Do You Manage Regrets In The Workplace?” in the November 2018 issue of Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka. For more career advice, grab a copy of our latest magazine.

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