Stress became the focus of a conversation I had with very good friend last week. Responsibilities at work are impacting her ability to sleep. She hadn’t slept much the night before. By the way, she lost her husband to cancer and has a five-year-old son. So, her job is important for many obvious reasons. She asked me what I do to manage my stress. Having never described to anyone else what I routinely do to manage my stress, I fumbled the answer a bit. But, eventually, I came up with the following list:
Pretty obvious suggestions, right? I completely agree. But I assure you, they work.
For the record, I am not always successful at managing my stress. A good glass of red wine is my back up plan, although this practice frowned upon by some. But it is my #8 on occasion.