Anger is a demon that eats away relationships and opportunities. You need to control your anger, especially at your workplace.
Here are some tips to calm yourself down in an uncomfortable situation and not burst out during tense arguments.
Withdraw yourself, and think
You need to stop acting and think. Observe and analyse the situation and see what you can do to settle the crisis without any negative reactions. If you react aggressively to a situation, you will end up embarrassing yourself, and that won’t solve the core issue.
Evaluate the relevance of this situation. Would you be angry about this a year after this date? If not, forget about it, and move on. Don’t react. Just let it go.
Be the wise one
If you’re in an altercation and the other person raises their voice, give yourself a moment to cool down and keep your voice low.
Speak in a normal, peaceful tone. When the other person realises that you’re the calm one, they will understand their folly and lower their tone down too. You might get an unconditional apology for this.
Watch your words
Be very careful about what you say in a fit of anger, as it might work against you and tarnish your reputation. It will also bring you in the bad books of your boss.
So never say anything the consequences of which you won’t handle. And if you have something objectionable but justified, tell the other person, do it when nobody else is around as it will help keep away witnesses and gossipmongers.
Be patient and understanding
You never know what the other person might be going through. That might explain their behaviour at work. So try to understand everyone’s struggles and perspectives before you react and create a mess.
Leave the situation as it is
If you feel you’ll break and your patience will run out while handling a particular situation, walk away. Take time to think about it, and tackle it with a calmer mind.
Take a walk and come back after some time to have a peaceful conversation about the issue.
Channelise your emotions
You can bust your stress and anger by taking a break from work, listening to some calming music, reading something funny, or talking to a close friend. This will help you deal with any unpleasant situation at hand.
Well, if you have a bad temper, these tips will surely help you keep calm.