Cooling off and revisiting feedback

Immediately after receiving negative feedback, it becomes difficult to really see what’s being conveyed. Especially if our expectation of the work/outcome is different from the feedback, it can take a while to really accept the feedback.

But once we take the time to cool off a bit and look at the feedback with, fresh set of eyes after a while, it becomes possible to see things from the other person’s perspective and why they must have felt the way that they did.

Taking space during problems or right after receiving feedback can be helpful and perhaps even necessary in taking adequate steps for the future.