How to control your emotions:
1. Get cerebral.
Get a grasp on your thoughts and emotions and draft a note or e-mail saying what is on your mind. Don’t send it.
2. Ask for input.
Run the situation by someone impartial and ask for his or her honest point of view.
3. Get physical.
Get out of the location. Take a walk or partake in some physical activity.
Look at the situation from the other person’s point of view and think about how you might have contributed.
5. Sleep on it.
Review your notes or e-mail in the morning, and decide if the situation is worth the energy or if it is something to let go.
6. Pick your battles.
Either let it go or confront the situation.