Processing Emotion at Work

I have found myself frustrated and annoyed with circumstances at work.

A project should be done and it isn’t. I’ve clearly communicated to the vendor, but feel like I get brushed off or quoted high prices to complete the job to my satisfaction (when a price, timeline and terms had already been agreed upon). I don’t know what else to do to change the circumstance other than to be patient and just wait for the vendor to finish. That feels very passive, which I don’t like, but I don’t know what else to do at this point.

I recognize the emotions that come up when another deadline passes and work still isn’t done but I’m not sure how to process this in the workplace. I’m venting to my coworkers (which I know is not helpful for them or for me). I see that I am also bringing those negative emotions home which increases my desire to buffer with alcohol. And that is something I am actively working to reduce.

Any suggestions for how to process negative emotion in the workplace so that I don’t bring it home or burden my team with my own feelings?