Do you feel like crying at work? Let’s just admit it that most of us have done it whether it is related to work, a stressful meeting, a terrible boss, many of us have cried at work at least once.
The conventional wisdom on crying at work is, don’t. It’s unprofessional and makes other people uncomfortable. But despite this fact, many do it. In a survey, 41 percent of female respondents and 9 percent of male respondents admitted to crying at work. Crying is a natural part of human life. So, we should perhaps learn to use it to our advantage.
If you can find strategies to not cry at work, it’s in your career best interests. But at least all of us can follow these simple tips to turn crying into a gold for the career.
How to stop yourself from crying at work?
The best practice regarding crying at work is probably to hold it all together long enough to get out of the workplace and have it out. It not only helps from not crying at the workplace but in maximum cases, it helps to get adequate rest and relaxation. Keep your blood sugar stable and eat foods for energy at work, stay hydrated, and try to fit exercise into your day as one gets more crazy emotions when they are sleep deprived and stressed. One should also take a look at their expectations from every situation and try to set an appropriate level for it. This is particularly for the people who are more emotional. If you cried then immediately clean up after crying. Running cold water over your help get the redness out of your skin.
Also, I’m curious to hear what readers think about this: is age a component to controlling your emotions?
Focus on your breaths
Count to ten and make yourself take ten long breaths. It will change your focus and give you more oxygen.
Take a step back from stressor
If you have an opportunity to take a step back from the stressor then do so. Wait for your emotions to cool down and avoid scheduling potentially emotional meetings until after the dust has cleared.
Distract yourself by doing whatever you can do safely to change the focus from the emotional distress. The key is to create a sensation intense enough to distract yourself.
Notice your behavioural pattern and change it. The main aim of this idea is to pay more attention to problem thoughts and behaviours so that you can habituate better ways to deal with them. Practicing coping methods thereafter is essential. If music calms you down then listen to it. Do any activity that helps you cope with it. You can only control your emotional response. The more you can reinforce this message to yourself, the more successfully you may manage your responses to stressful situations.