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When we notice some tension in your work relationships, it is better to reset the emotional tone rather than pulling away. Do this by bringing up positive memories with your colleague, which can strengthen your bond and counterbalance the negative feelings so you can express them effectively.
The purpose is to create a supportive environment where you can talk about the issues without creating further damage to your relationship.
Be willing to try new ways of interacting with each other, known as relational agility.
Don't put off a conversation for some ideal future time, when it can be more easily dealt with.
Take some time to cool down and plan the general outline of the outcome you desire. But then have the conversation, and make a plan to move on.
Sometimes our behaviour is tied to invisible environmental triggers we have around us, the habits and routines that we no longer realize. We need to be aware of these triggers that set our behaviour in motion.
Example: A certain morning routine like listening to the news can make us late for our work.