Losing it at Work

One of the most unprofessional things you can do in the workplace is lose it.

Whether it’s yelling at a coworker or crying in front of your boss over work-related issues, making a scene at work will get you noticed, but not in a good way.

Acting overly emotional can make you seem irrational, unprofessional or just plain crazy. So instead of losing it in front of your colleagues, not matter how hard it is, compose yourself.

Take deep breaths, go for a walk outside, call a friend and vent on your lunch break, or if you absolutely must get emotional, wait until you get home (or at least to your car).

If you lose it at work, you will always be known as the person with a temper or who’s a cry baby. Don’t be that person, your career doesn’t need it. And although you will see other people acting out around you, don’t fall into the drama, rise above it and be a true professional.

And if you’ve already lost it at one time or another, think about what set you off and your reaction to it and try to make a plan of how you’re going to deal with it next time. Every time you don’t act how people expect you to, expectations will start to change.

Whatever you do, don’t lose it at work, your career depends on it.

Have you ever lost it at work?

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