15 Ways To Take The High Road
Ever find yourself going HAM in inappropriate places and regretting it later? Try to take the high road with one of these calming techniques.Image Source: Tumblr.com
First things first, take a deep breath.
Know That It’s Not About You
When people go HAM, it’s more about what they’re going through than anything you did.
Read Them In A Letter
And then burn it. You’ll be surprised at how much better you feel after you get it out.
Use Your Words
Try “When you do _____, I feel ______.” It’s less likely to escalate the situation.
Take A Moment To Think About What You Have
When you feel secure, it’s harder for other people to interrupt your peace.
Just Keep Your Mouth Shut
Pretend it’s super glued. No one ever got fired over a little side eye.
Think About The Consequences
Flying off the handle is hardly ever worth the damage you’ll do to the relationship.
Pull Out A Mirror
It’s an old customer service tip. People with mirrors in their cubicles are less likely to lose their temper if they see how crazy they look when they’re doing it.
Now Go To Your Happy Place
Close your eyes and imagine fluffy bunnies until your blood pressure comes down.