To say I was mildly stressed recently would be an understatement. Things were starting to boil over and I felt that much of everything professionally and personally was basically falling apart. Both PG and E have been really good in helping me out. PG wrote that post and E listened and let me talk some of the stress through. Meetings with other [involved parties] and discussions with them about difficulties being faced [in meeting deadlines among other things] brought alternatives and potential solutions.
Thus, most of my stress has disappeared. My work load hasn’t changed, actually I have a few additional projects, but the schedule of all of them and the concerns and worry I had about some of “life” have been worked out.
Today’s “tool” is to take a deep breath and talk through what is stressing you out. It’s being open to solutions you might not have thought about before. It’s asking questions, because you never know, the answer might be yes! No matter what remember to take some time for you, everyone will be happier for it.
in other news: PG’s scarf is about 50% done (I thought it was more, but I just measured it against her a few minutes ago) I have quite a bit of knitting to do for her before Rhinebeck!