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Top 10 Tips For Managing Your Anger At Work

When at work, it may be difficult to control your anger. Some deep breaths are a good start to release frustration before you move to the next steps of getting rid of anger completely. You should never make decisions when angry. Just keep this advice in mind.

  1. Don’t speak before you think
    It’s simple to say something you’ll regret in the end. Give other people involved in the situation the right to do the same. So, before you speak, be silent for some minutes to gather your thoughts and put them in a row.

  2. When you’re at ease, voice your worries
    When you can speak clearly, be forceful yet non-aggressive when you show your dissatisfaction. Clearly express your demands and concerns without offending anybody or attempting to enforce control over others.

  3. Take a break
    Not only do children need breaks but also adults. Just allow yourself a few brief pauses when you are in the office. You could feel more equipped to manage what is ahead without becoming losing your temper if you have a few quiet moments to devote to yourself.

  4. Take a short workout
    Exercise positively impacts reducing stress, which can make you furious and cause trouble. If your wrath is growing, take a quick stroll or run. Alternately, engage in some other kind of exercise.

  5. Think of ways to improve the situation
    Stay away from the reasons that raise your temper and try to find solutions to improve the situation. Does your colleague’s rude behavior make you angry? Find ways to ignore him/her or make things work between the two of you. Furthermore, keep in mind that we can’t control every situation. It’s better to have clear in our mind which things we can change and those we cannot change. Lastly, don’t ever forget that frustration doesn’t fix anything.

  6. Speak only about yourself
    The easy thing is to put the blame on others. So, instead of doing this, speak about the things that bother you, always with respect to others. Just say, “I am frustrated with you for leaving the rest of the team to do the work without helping,” instead of saying, “You did not help your colleagues with the project.”

  7. Be a forgiver
    You can’t imagine how effective this is. Don’t let bad emotions and anger prevail. Be optimistic, let it go, and forgive your coworkers if they mistreat you. It’s a good way to teach them a lesson; maybe this tactic will create a stronger bond between you.

  8. Humor instead of rage
    Humor is always a good remedy for anger. Trying to laugh by saying something funny can release tension and make you think more clearly. But be careful; avoid being ironic. It can make the situation worse.

  9. Practice with some relaxing exercise methods
    When you can’t control your anger, take some deep breaths, imagine a tranquil scenery, listen to music, or write down what has happened to you to release tension.

  10. Discuss it with someone you trust
    When you can’t calm down, try to have a little discussion with someone you know that makes you feel better. Of course, learning to release frustration is not an easy task. So definitely don’t hurry to make a decision before you have a little discussion with someone you trust in order to calm your nerves.

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Maria Gourtsilidou
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