Stressful situations are all too common in a workplace that’s facing budget cuts, staff layoffs, and department changes. It may become harder and harder to manage your emotions under these circumstances, but it’s even more important for you to do so.
Handling your emotions, and “choosing” your reactions are a skill. Here are a few things to try this week.
Don’t surround yourself with worry and anxiety. No seriously. When you surround yourself with stressful people and things your spirit changes.
Focus on how to improve the situation. Sometimes taking a moment and focusing on how to make things better helps.
If you start to get angry, stop what you’re doing – Close your eyes, and practice the deep-breathing exercise we described earlier. This interrupts your angry thoughts, and it helps put you back on a more positive path.
Take it one moment at time. Breathe deeply.