Close your eyes for a minute. Imagine to yourself that all your coworkers are nice to you, everybody’s following the rules, office politics have flown out the window, you just got promoted and there are free donuts in the break room.
OK. Now let’s snap back to the reality that there are going to be times at work when, justified or not, you lose your cool and feel mad. While anger is meant to teach you something and has value just like any other emotion, unless you get a handle on it, the water can get pretty deep around you really quickly. So when you feel the heat rising inside you, remember these tactics.