When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it—always.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Sometimes I find myself getting a bit shouty – rolling my eyes or taking a deep breath.
Sometimes I feel a rage that I know is irrational and unhelpful and (honestly) unnecessary.
Sometimes I can be Queen of ALL the Drama – arms thrown in the air, a whirlwind of for fraks sake and what the fudge and motherfreaking idiots.
These times are not my finest minutes. And they are that – minutes. They are flashes of emotion, anger and reaction.
And then they are gone – I’ve caused a bit of a commotion, nothing has changed, the action that caused the reaction is the same; no solution has been found if one is needed, no one has changed. I’ve just had a potential hissy fit (minor or major) and the only person who feels a bit of an arse is me!
So I’m taking a breath, considering the impact of my action/reaction and seeing what the real issue is rather than the perceived slight.
So something has gone a bit askew (in my mind/view) or someone has made a decision or action that wasn’t in the plan – so what? Stuff happens, people are people not widgets. Take a breath, sometimes things are made a bit less easy…deal with it, move on. Leave some of the emotion out of the office and do yourself and your colleagues a favour.
Less drama for drama’s sake.