I had a very stressful day today. However I realized very quickly what had triggered it. In this case, it was because I was working all day at home, and feeling somewhat disconnected from the office. There were several things requiring my attention, and, being away from the office, I felt a little out of touch.
Realising the trigger, I conquered the urge to send a whole heap of emails just to touch base with everyone. That would have been very reactive, causing quite a stir, but not actually achieving much. Finally I told myself just to relax. Life is far bigger than work, and whatever is/was causing the stress would surely not matter in 20 years’ time. That helped enormously to put things in perspective. I know that stressful days are never too far away, but next time, I will try to get to the ‘relaxation’ phase before stress takes hold. Hours spent worrying are wasted hours. Worry never adds anything positive to one’s life; rather, it steals our joy. I’m resolving to hold onto my joy, and to enjoy life more.