Interacting with other people in general, even the family, can be difficult to maintain asense of peace every day. In the workplace, different character dynamics dictate the environment, and often time that comes in the form of friction. From a rude email to the boss criticizing your work, keeping your cool every time can be an uphill battle.
The first rule of working around heightened emotions is by not doing or saying anything when one is upset. Take a few minutes to calm down to respond when you’re level-headed. It helps to remember the bigger picture; will whatever is upsetting you matter in a few days, hours, weeks or even years? The answer is likely “no.” The essence is not to make permanent decisions on temporary things.
Another way to cope with work stresses is not to take things personally. As they say, “it’s just business.” People generally do things from personal space and not entirely as a product of what someone has done. This is evident because there are always options: send a rude email or be polite and equally get your message across. Detaching yourself from people’s actions toward you helps control your life outlook and concentrate on what matters. Focus on the message and not the manner in which it has been communicated.
In such a state it is very easy to become demoralized, and instead of doing your work you end up looking up looking for recipes on how to cook perfect jasmine rice. Aim to focus instead of the things that have gone right with the day instead; negative thoughts tend to cloud out the good and ruin the entire day’s outlook. Actively work to shift your focus on what matters keeps you in a better mind frame that allows you to perform.