Do you get irritated at work? Anger is a completely normal human emotion that we all go through at times. What do you do, though, when something at work threatens to push you over the edge? Here are a few pointers to help you deal with workplace rage.
Chat with someone you Trust.
Discuss the issue with someone whose opinion you respect, who is familiar with the working environment, and who you can trust. Take a little break outside the workplace if you can, so your talk isn’t overheard, and pour your heart out. Venting is therapeutic, and even telling someone else what occurred might help you put things into perspective. Your confidante will sympathies with you and may even propose options that you hadn’t considered.
Find Emotional Support.
It’s critical to be able to rely on your own support network when you’re having a bad day. To feel loved, send a virtual hug to your spouse, phone a close family, or meet up for coffee with a good friend. You need to feel respected and loved by your friends and family, especially when things are going badly at work.
Self-Rewarding is Vital.
Managing your anger is a huge personal accomplishment, and you should be proud of yourself every time you avoid an angry outburst. Allow yourself some self-compassion to recognize that you’re progressively learning to manage your unpleasant emotions. It’s time for a reward!
Anger is an emotion you’ll face throughout your work and will need to learn to handle if you want to be a leader. The goal is to make sure you have the tools you need to deal with and articulate your anger successfully, professionally, and in a way that will benefit your career in the long run.