If you’re like most of us, you try to get through the day with as few hassles as possible. But because you work and interact with people, challenging events will still occasionally happen.
However, most hassles can be avoided by being flexible.
Flexibility also gives you more choices in how you respond. This means that your mood, relationships, and work are all affected by your capacity for flexibility.
Here are 4 reasons why being flexible can make you happier:
1 You show that can go with the flow. Particularly in the work force, demonstrating flexibility is a wonderful thing. Being one less worker your manager has to worry about will make a lasting impact on your boss’ life.
Demonstrating that you’ll go with the program regardless of its fluctuations helps you be calmer and more relaxed, too.
2 Your reputation is enhanced. When you show flexibility at the office, you’ll be known by your co-workers as the person everybody wants to work with. One of the greatest assets we have as humans is our ability to adapt.
Few things will build you a positive reputation better than showing you have the ability to change when a situation requires it.
3 Save yourself time and energy. While other people are up in arms over last-minute schedule changes, you’re evaluating how you’ll adjust your calendar to accommodate the alterations.
You’ll spend no time complaining about the reasons for the change. Instead, you’ll simply make the schedule adjustments and get on with your life.
4 You can shift gears with no hassle. When you’re flexible, you can smoothly leave one task and move ahead to the next challenge. Maybe you were doing some catch-up filing but now your boss wants you to work on a report.
No big deal. You simply leave the filing and get settled in to write the document. You can come back to the filing later.
By more easily adjusting to new situations, you decrease the likelihood that you’ll have to deal with a hassle on any given day.