1) Think Positive.
The term “frenzy” is defined as a state of being out of control, often underpinned by extreme emotions like anger, anxiety, and sadness. These emotions are powered by an almond-shaped gray matter found in the cerebral hemisphere—the amygdala. This wee structure in our brain reacts intensely to negative emotions, which it sees as signals of potential threat.
Functional brain MRI shows that as the amygdala deals with negative emotions, it also inhibits the brain’s ability to focus on and solve problems, and perform other cognitive tasks. Positive emotions, on the other hand, yield opposite results: they enhance the brain’s executive function, thus giving way to creativity and strategic thinking. So if you find your coworker annoying you, take a deep breath, dismiss it, and get back to what you’re doing. You can also respond to it by cracking a joke just to lighten up your mood.