HOW TO DEAL WITH A CHALLENGING DAY AT WORK
It's not shaping up to be the best of days today. Breathe...
- •Try not to lose your cool.A tantrum, while good for blowing off steam, is probably not the wisest choice in a work situation. Try not to throw anything. And if your stapler breaks, it's a coincidence.
- •Try to limit the amount of swearing.As much as a string of loudly exclaimed 'fucks' tends to calm me down, others may not see it that way.
- •Try to remember that this is not forever. You will not always be in this situation.Also, try to store the memory of how you feel right now to recall when things are not so bad at work, and you've slacked off a little in the job search.
- •Don't email anyone until you've calmed down.Especially not the person/department that is the source of this anger. Close your email program of you have to. Go for a walk. Eat some strawberries.
- •I'm trying. But this day is proving to be very trying.
- •Add your suggestions below for coping at work when you want to go on a rampage and steal everyone's stationary. Humorous or practical. All welcome.
- •Make s list of things you're trying and what's not workingSuggested by @reconditioner
- •UPDATE: I'm feeling approximately 32% calmer after eating half a punnet of strawberries.
- •Definitely try to limit the amount of dirty looks you give.Whoever you're angry at will get the hint with just one. Moping or bitchfacing does nothing to help and can sometimes make you feel even worse!Suggested by @classicalexa
- •Find a space and do ten jumping jacks. It will get the blood pumping, out of your own head and help you forget for a second what has you so upset. Hopefully you'll calm down if it wasn't a huge transgression.Suggested by @nikkilounoel
- •Listen to a song that you were obsessed with ten years ago.Suggested by @CMgeraci
- •Put on my earbuds and listen to the Calm App (tropical beach).Suggested by @Jen0730