Keep cool as best you can today. Don’t let the weather, the lack of sleep or others bait you into a heated conflict. It’s not worth your time or effort. Sit back and focus on your own thing. They may get even more angry at you, but that’s ok. You don’t have to take on their problems, especially when they’re not yours to begin with.
You have your own stress to deal with, why take on what someone else wants to dump on you? It’s not your problem, so don’t allow them to make it yours.
Today is a good day to walk away, close your office door or put up a sign so others will leave you alone. Sit back and relax as you get through the things on your plate. You’re not going to fix the worlds problems today, so focus on your own.
It’s not hard to tell someone, I’m sorry you’re having a bad day, but I have somethings on my plate that I have to focus on right now. If they get upset with you, let them. Don’t get offended by their selfish attitude. Their response is designed specifically to get you embroiled in their drama.
You have the power over your reactions. Walk away and don’t let them hold you in their chains of anger. Tell them you don’t have time for their drama and hang up the phone. Or don’t answer it to begin with. That’s what voice mail is for.
Remember YOU control your emotions. If you give into the manipulation and allow others to bait you into their dilemma, you’re allowing them to control your emotions. Do you really want to do that?
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