Crying at work, also known as one of life’s most embarrassing experiences it’s not something very pretty. But sometimes, work sucks. Sometimes it sucks so much that you just need to cry.
When it happens, some of us rush down 24 floors to get some fresh air and do it in front of the office building, others prefer to be alone and hide in the toilet to shed a tear. Or the occasional river of tears.
It’s OKAY to cry from time to time , but once you’ve had your moment, wipe the tears away and show you have no fear by following a few tips.
Don’t get all drama queen
The need to want to cry comes from stress and often feeling like you’re not good enough. But the truth is, your boss probably thinks you’re wonderful.
Ask for a moment
Ask for a moment to compose yourself. Faking a bad allergy/irritating contact lens/invent a phone call is not going to fix this situation. Just say something like ‘I need to step out for a moment because I feel kind of emotional. I will be right back.’ Then go out breathe, refocus or walk it off.
Tell them why
When returning to your desk, an explanation may be a good idea after you’ve been sobbing. Keep it short, but share your feelings with your team.
Close the door behind you
When feeling blue, keep it in mind that at the end of the day – when it’s all said, cried out and done – you go home and leave your (t)issues at the office.
Have you ever cried at work? What was the reaction of those around you, and how did you feel about it?
(text by Kelly Nederlof, image via Tumblr)