Toxic workplace? Personal issues? Poor company culture? Overworked? Simply having a bad day? They are all recipes for a potentially emotional experience. The big problems arise if you happen to have an emotional moment in the workplace. It can be as simple as having a cry at your desk or having a more dramatic outburst and yelling or throwing papers across the room. If you feel like you are one day away from something like this, then don’t worry, this article will help you to manage your emotions at work so you will always come across as cool, calm and collected.
I am naturally a very emotional person, thus suppressing my emotions is not easy, even in the most professional setting. Some people are skilled at hiding their emotions; they wear a mask, or put up a wall and you would never know what they were truly feeling. Not me!! I sit there seething, laughing or crying for the world to see. Don’t get me wrong, I am not on a roller-coaster of emotions, however, there are moments in my life where I am angered, frustrated, upset…as we can all get.
After all, it is human nature to have feelings. But how and where is it appropriate to show those feelings? Many would argue a workplace is not a space to be expressing anything other than professional behaviour. What happens if you show one emotion that is deemed ‘unprofessional’, such as crying at your desk? Suddenly, you become the emotional individual around the office. Any other positive behaviour you had will be shadowed by that “one time you cried”.
We hope you have taken the solutions into consideration and are able to implement one or all of the points. Your mental health is important, so is your experience in a workplace. If you can put your best, calm foot forward, it will help you grow your career in a smoother manner.
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