My manager was so wonderful to me on Thursday, I started going into "breakdown" mode due to a frustrating work situation. Swearing and slamming things at my desk. This could have quickly escalated however she took me outside and we just had a nice chat about my weekend plans until I felt calm enough to return to the office. Disaster averted!! Very fortunate to have this support available
Wow, sounds like a pretty understanding manager! I know when my frustration peaks, I am completely useless. Its like I can't even think about doing anything. its amazing you were able to deescalate your frustration like that!