KEEP CALM & EAT CUPCAKES

Your boss pissed you off again, your co-worker has gotten up to your last nerve, and your new intern just can't seem to get it together. Aggravating much? I know! Zen Buddhist monk, Pamela Weiss shared four ways to infuse your cubicle with calm in this month's issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. I thought it would be a great read for you fearless hearts. Here's here list on how to keep the bird in the cage the next time you get angry at work. Find your footing: Next time you're feeling overwhelmed, press your feet against the floor. "By establishing a strong physical foundation, you bring a sense of balance to the body," says Weiss.

Become a beginner: If you find yourself in an argument, don't argue—instead, start asking questions. "By being inquisitive, you uncover new ways of seeing," explains Weiss. "That helps you get past roadblocks."

Name your mood: Work can leave you frazzled—but there's a way to put your feelings in perspective. Every hour write down one word summarizing your state of mind. "At the end of the day, review your list," suggests Weiss. "You'll see that even the worst feelings don't last."

Let it go: Before leaving the office, imagine a box. Place the day's events inside, then visualize it floating away. Says Weiss, "Releasing these thoughts lets you engage wholeheartedly at home."

~Keep calm and eat a cupcake (I suggest a Red Velvet one). I am sure that you'll feel much better.

Ghislaine LeonComment