Marquette, Michigan –
Some days just SUCK!!
Tight deadlines at work, kids at home not acting their age and ignoring their classwork; co-workers bringing you in on their issues while you’re dealing with your own….SUCKS! Here are some quick tips on how to blow-off the steam while not blowing your top.
-WALK AWAY! Just remove yourself from the situation as soon as possible. Fake a phone call or make up an appointment and just get out. 20 minutes should be enough for most.
-ACCOMPLISH A TASK YOU’VE BEEN PUTTING OFF. Cleaning your desk area is a great way to start. You’ll look busy so others around you might leave you alone…plus you’ll be getting something productive done which makes all of us feel better.
-VENT! It helps to talk to a dis-interested third party about who/what is stressing you out. Warn that person that it’s coming first, then let it all out. You’ll feel better getting it off your chest, but be ready; you may need to return the favor one day.
-TAKE A MOMENT AND COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS! Close the door, take a breath and then close your eyes and think about the good things in your life. For most of us, the good outweighs the bad; always keep that thought in the forefront of your day. A positive attitude from you may help ease the stress of others around you as well as your own.