Technology has enhanced professional life no-end. But as everyone who regularly uses technology at the workplace knows, tech problems arise almost every day. Whether it’s out-of-date operating systems, antiquated printers, or Wi-Fi connectivity that causes the problem, it’s natural to become frustrated. However, there are ways of dealing with those frustrations.
Proactive Steps To Fix Tech Problems
According to a study by Asurion, four out of five Americans say they are frustrated with dropped or slow Wi-Fi connections. If slow connectivity is a regular problem at your workplace, there is a simple answer: an IT consultant or service provider needs to do a basic IT audit to find the problem. So, instead of getting frustrated with this issue, be proactive about solving it.
Another common tech frustration people experience at work is software, tools, and files that do not work as expected. For instance, if you need to edit objects inside a PDF file directly, you must have the appropriate desktop software. And most browsers are not powerful enough to allow direct editing. But if you want to edit a PDF, there is an easy way around the issue. Instead of getting frustrated, use an online platform that enables you to edit PDF files and convert PDF files to other formats.
If you use software that promised it would make your work life easier and it ends up not delivering what it promised, it is sure to cause you a major headache. So, it is best to test free trials of software first before purchasing.
Proactive Steps to Fix Frustrations
Although there are solutions to fix common tech problems, as seen above, there is no getting around it: technology issues still cause people to feel frustrated. Indeed, surely everyone at one time or another has felt like throwing their laptops out the window. But there are ways of fixing your frustration. Just like you have to be proactive in solving tech problems, you need to be proactive to solve your frustration problems. Ways to relieve stress at the workplace include the following.
Taking A Deep Breath
This may sound clichéd, but taking a deep breath actually works. If you are screaming in your head because a page has been loading for half an hour, step away and find a quiet place. Spend a few minutes deeply breathing until you have restored balance.
Eating And Sleeping Well
When you do not eat the right foods regularly, you can become more prone to stress. If you do not frequently get a good night’s sleep as well, you are likely to be stressed all the time. So, make sure you eat a healthy and balanced diet and get enough sleep each night.
Reacting Quickly to Panic
If you find yourself becoming panicky and short of breath when work tech frustrations become too much, you can use a simple trick. Place your thumb on the side of your middle finger and apply pressure. Pressing that acupressure point helps to regulate your blood pressure and make you feel calmer instant.