In high school, we came up with a new measure called the ETS, or the Estimated Time to Snap. This measure was a self-assessment of how long it would take for us to completely lose our mind due to dealing with the repetitive droid-like behavior of the general public. It also is an assessment of how annoyed you are at people, problems, or situations.
There are different levels of the ETS that you should be mindful of
1. If you work an 8 hour workday, your ETS should be at least 10 hours if you really like your job.
2. If your ETS is anything less than an hour, you should go outside and take a break and cool off
3. If your ETS is less than 5 minutes, its time to switch to decaf or take a walk before answering the next phone call.
4. If your ETS is below a minute (or incalculable), it is not a time to be making any decisions.
Self-calibrating and measuring your ETS is a silly yet helpful way for you to manage your emotions, and to let others know that you need a breather or some relief.