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Stress Relief

Monday, October 21, 2013

Today was a stressful day.
For those that work, you know how you plan in your head what you will be doing that day on the way into the office? Today I had a plan and it was blown out of the air as soon as I walked into the office.

My manager supervises several different job functions. Mine is technical writer but the function I was asked to cover has nothing to do with that. It is facilitating a daily meeting and recording the issues raised during the meeting, and then generating and distributing the report. Normally it is not a big deal but today it was. Monday's are always bad. Lots of issues after the weekend (basically 3 days worth). There were 28 issues today.

To make a long story short, I had to cancel my personal training and did not go to my afternoon 3 hour meeting because of covering this other function. It threw my plans up in the air. I was stressed all day trying to plow through the issues and get the work done so I could get to my own work.

Anyway, I did finish around 3pm after working through lunch and skipping my afternoon meeting. I decided to get up and go for a walk. We were having lovely weather here in the Northeast so I went outside and walked around the building in the beautiful sunshine. Can't miss it while it's still around!

I left work late and was contemplating calling hubby for dinner out but decided on leftover lasagna and a kickboxing workout. After 30 minutes of kickboxing I felt great and hubby got home in time to make a salad. I am pleased with my choices of stress relief today!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REMEMBER2BME 10/24/2013 6:02AM

    Wow, what a day. I should be following your lead right now. Need to be on the treadmill not the couch with coffee. Great job on all front (work and you).

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/22/2013 8:06PM

    Whoo Hooo for kickboxing!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 10/22/2013 11:27AM


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MOTHEPRO 10/22/2013 9:33AM

    Great job turning things around! Mondays are always bad days at work for me too.

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_VALEO_ 10/22/2013 6:21AM

    Good job on turning the day around!

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THEBEV2 10/22/2013 4:46AM

    Oh Lordy. I can relate. I've learned to not let those days lead (most times) to bad eating or fitness decisions. Yeah for you for getting out in the sunshine and going to kickboxing! Wish I could find kickboxing in my town. Keep up the great work - you are doing fabulous!

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LASARRE 10/21/2013 11:11PM

    Great job!

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LALMEIDA 10/21/2013 10:40PM

  emoticon on your exercise/stress relief

I remember my days as a guidance counselor and having to toss my plans for work out the window the minute I walked into the door. Sometimes we just have those kind of days and it sounds like you handled it well. Hope the rest of the week runs more smoothly for you. emoticon

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