In life, one of the best skills to have is flexibility, whether it is dealing with stress or the changes around them. Flexibility will allow them to have a stress-free life and achieve a work-life balance.

Unfortunately, others struggle to develop the skill for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, it is possible to improve one’s flexibility, which can help them in life, especially at work. Down below are some tips on how you can be flexible in work and even in life:

Accept Change

Before improving your flexibility, you need to accept that change is constant and can happen anytime, which doesn’t necessarily mean it will lead to bad things. On the contrary, change can help you see new opportunities and experience new things which can improve your life.

If you can accept any change, it will reduce any fear or anxiety you may have about your work situation. This will also help you develop effective strategies to deal with any problems you may face at work.

Be Confident

No matter what you do, it would help if you were confident to handle anything life throws at you. If you think you lack the self-confidence to do so, you can counter it by finding ways to help you become comfortable with the changes you are experiencing. Some examples that you can consider as ways to help you be comfortable are by becoming active in pushing for the changes you want in life.

When you can control and influence the changes around you, it will boost your confidence and remove the fear you may have when unexpected events happen in work and life.

Switch Your Routine To Adapt To A Flexible Work Setup

Traditional work routines like commuting to and from work, filing paperwork in one place and completing a 9-hour shift do not apply to a flexible work setup. In a flexible work setup, you have a different work schedule, work from other locations, and you are primarily online to do it. With this in mind, you should ensure that your routine adapts to your flexible work setup. For example, if you are working remotely, your workstation should already have everything you need before you get to work.

Solve Limitations When It Is Possible

To be more flexible and take on any limitations at work, you should consider signing up for special training or classes to help you deal with certain situations and develop your problem-solving skills. Once you have the right skills to help you with your current job, your employee may allow you to work independently because they know you can confidently handle your work regardless of your challenges.

Flexibility is not a skill that is difficult to develop, especially if you know where to start. You can use ways to develop this skill, and you should not be afraid to ask for help if needed. It will take time, but with a little bit of patience and persistence, you will be able to discover how fun it is to have a flexible work setup and be great at it.

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4 replies on “How to be Flexible at Work

  1. Flexibility is the one thing that is lost in major ways with age, and not just in physical movement, but in psychological and spiritual dimensions as well. Habits formed become more obdurate with every passing day, week, month and year.
    Doctors advise older folks to do stretches just to maintain flexibility, or at least slow down its constriction. In the same way, we elders need to “flex” our minds and continue to grow in spiritual disciplines to deter mental and spiritual inflexibility as we age.
    A good piece on this was written by George Sanchez of The Navigators and is available at https://capost2k.wordpress.com/changing-your-thought-patterns/. Solid advice, not for just resisting fossilization of ideas, but for intentionally changing them for the better.
    Keep up the great work you do here, Kally.
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

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  2. Kally, great advice, as per usual. Flexibility allows people to handle things thrown at them outside the white lines. Inflexibility is the bane of good of customer service, often requiring the customer to help the service provider offer better service. Keith

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