This Is How to Stop Taking Things Personally at Work

Put yourself in time-out before reacting

When TV personality Kelly Ripa got blindsided at work as her co-anchor abruptly left the show, she took a week off to clear her head. While she was largely criticized for it, it allowed her to come back with more perspective as she addressed the situation at hand.

In the same way, take some time out when facing a situation you risk to take personally at work. Whether it’s a day off, or even a few minutes locked in the bathroom stall, hold off on reacting at first. Instead, step away, take a breather and evaluate the situation.

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