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I have been under an increasing amount of stress and pressure at work for the past six months. I’ve never dealt with stress very well and this time has been no different. It’s not helped by the wonky blood sugar issues I’ve been experiencing or the latest round of flu that I feel coming on thanks to co-workers who couldn’t be bothered to stay away from the office when sick.
I’ve learned over the past week, however, that I need to realign my perspective of my ever-growing to-do list and the constant interruptions I get while working in the office. I need to change how I react to it. I’m normally very good at my reactions to bad stuff, but work-related stress is something I’ve never tackled before.
I need to care less.
I can no longer let my stress define me. I am not a victim of my bottomless pit of work stuff that needs to be done. I am not responsible for doing the work of three people because we’re short-staffed. I do not need to stay caught up. I do not need to take on extra projects. I will not continue taking my work home with me in the form of tears and health problems. I will find healthier ways to react to work stress.Published in