How do you keep your cool and not cry in emotionally charged work situations? My nerves are shot, my team is overworked and chronically understaffed, and the pressure is about to get even worse. Halp!

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And bill the client overages for your crying time 👍🏻

Not a solution but meditation helps.

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Yes agree, meditation helps everything, especially your health. Look up Dr. Joe Dispenza on YouTube

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I have to write down a list of all the issues I’m seeing - that will help me see realistically what i can/can’t change and focus my attention ok what can be alleviated. If in a heated moment I feel like I’m going to cry I have to get out of there for a few. If there’s anyway you can keep an ice pack somewhere and put it covering your face for about 30 seconds it immediately helps lower your heart rate, which for me holds back the tears. It’s something I learned from my therapist called Diver’s response, and wow does it work. I hope this helps!

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I save it for when I’m with my fellow seniors and we can have a gripe sesh. Find a group of like minded individuals preferably of your level and try to get together and talk it all out. Even once a week helps. It’s hard this time of year but it can really help not only to get it off your chest but to hear you’re not alone either.

Can’t count the number of times I’ve cried in the bathroom, in my car, and late in the evening even at my desk. I took FML to get on meds and settled into therapy, then cane back on FWA so that I could manage going forward. My heart goes out to you and hope you can find a way to take care of yourself.

I still can’t understand why people work at big 4. 95% complaints are from big4 employees. Obviously your job stresses you out. Is it really worth it working there?

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