|At the seaside with my best friend, Anthony Rover|
I know that the workplace can be the setting for stressful interactions between humans and where personal boundaries are constantly tested.
Let’s take just two examples of annoying behaviour in a colleague. Perhaps they’re someone who steals your ideas and then passes them off as their own. Or, worse, they raid the biscuit tin and use the last of the milk in the communal kitchen without replacing them.
I’m offering a choice of strategies that will help you defuse anger and stress (the first should probably only be used once or twice a month):
- Pretend that an emergency has developed at home and that you must leave immediately. Instead, meet up with a relaxing friend and go to the seaside or a teashop.
- Keep a Bite Book. When someone’s making you angry, write down some choice words that describe the person and how you’re feeling about them. This technique can be used as many times as you like during the day and at home too!
|Working at home with MOIRA WAUGH on her book about me,|
SMALL WHITE DOG
Keep your Bite Book safe from prying eyes or you may get fired.
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