Lashing out at your colleagues Do deepbreathing exercises
You should: Work stress is unavoidable and can lead to pent-up anger. If not managed well, it could lead to extreme reactions, such as lashing out, walking out of a discussion or even passive-aggressive behaviour. The anger can even spill over into other areas of your life.
“Breathing deeply helps you calm and centre yourself, so you can observe what is happening inside and outside you, and respond appropriately to it,” says Julia Ng, professional certified coach at Executive Coach International.
“It enables you to slow down enough to notice physical cues such as your body tensing up, the signal that you’re in danger of overreacting. It also allows you to spot triggers and patterns that cause you to react the way you do, so you can do something about it.”