Maw, I've wondered too, but last night I was so relaxed that I woke up drooling on my pillow! My massage therapist says that's the best level of relaxation to achieve... (the jaw muscle is the last to let go), however, at the same time I could feel my neck muscles bunching up on the other side. I really don't think I'm doing anything differently in this job, but I do have to admit that I am working MUCH more intensely than I have at any other job. And this neck thing definitely started with this job (and balancing my crazy mother, clients, etc along with it).
I think it's a different kind of stress - and it's not coming from my coworkers and boss - they are great. I think I'm mentally jacked up to learn as much as I can as fast as I can because I hate saying "I don't know"... Basically, I think I'm doing it to myself! LOL I have a ton to learn here, and I need to slow down, pace myself, and not apply internal pressure. There are external questions coming at me, but no one here (or in the home office in Denmark) is placing undue pressure on me. I am working with my acupuncturist, my chiropractor, and a very good massage therapist, and I hope that fixes it. I'm also working on my head... :)
I downloaded this awesome little desktop gadget to remind me to get up and stretch if anyone else is interested. It's called StretchClock (just google that) and the guy who created it lives about a mile from me! It's timed, guided stretches that are quick and simple and can be done in an office without causing embarrassment! I am really liking it, and it is definitely helping.
"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein
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