Training Point: Keep Your Perspective
Time Required: 20 minutes
Materials Needed: PowerPoint Keep Your Perspective Worksheet page 32
Objective: Humor will help you stay positive at work and in life, but understand that humor isn’t about being a comedian. It’s about finding the lighter side when things go wrong. On occasion we can all get upset and obsess over things at work.
Ask your participants to discuss how they behave in an adverse or stressful situation.
Suggested questions you can ask
Do you lash out and yell?
Do you step back and process the situation?
Do you remain calm and patient?
Do you try to get all the information before you make up your mind on the situation?
We all have tendencies to lash out and get upset, so list some ways that you can remain calm.
Take a deep breath and think before you speak.
Remember how you feel when someone gets upset with you.
Walk away from a stressful situation and return when you are calm.
Address the problem when you have a more open mind.
Write down what the actual problem is. Sometimes it’s easier to see what the problem REALLY is that way.