Imagine you are in a meeting and you are met with bad news about a project you are working on. Something isn’t right, something has happened, someone lied about something - now you are stuck. You have all these emotions going on. You are upset, angry, frustrated, hurt, whatever. However, now it’s time to move to the next meeting with another team on another project. How do you put your emotions in check and pivot to the next task without lashing out unexpectedly for what seems like no reason? What you are really asking in any of these scenarios is: how do you deal with all the things, and all the emotions, all at once? The answer is, even in business, you need to compartmentalize.