For me to stay sane and productive I often have to pretend the place I’m in is an insane asylum and I’m the head psychiatrist. That means allow small bits of explosion and responding in a calm deliberate voice. It also means walking away from the bits of insanity instead of adding to them. Trying not to take one “my patients” say personally and using the celery rule (previous post). The only problem is at the end of the day sometimes I feel like I’m the one who needs some counseling or maybe checking if this jacket actually fits.