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Monday, January 13, 2014

So I've had a pretty stressful day at work. Only stopped working at 7pm and still haven't got everything done.

I've not eaten that much today but what I have eaten has been quite high in calories and fat - this tends to happen when I grab lunch on the go. I am now prepared for tomorrow though, my weekly grocery delivery has just arrived and I now have healthy meals for the rest of the week so there can be no excuses. Tomorrow I am making a Spark People recipe for lunch - Lunch Box Slaw with grated carrots and apple so I'm packing in some healthy vitamins, too!

On the plus side, I have lost 2lbs over the past week emoticon

What do you find helps you when You;re having a stressful day at work? I could sure use some tips!
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    Well done on losing weight and getting packed lunches sorted!

    When I have stress at work I have a few things that I do:
    - Even when snowed under, take some time out at lunch. I go for a 10 minute walk around the block to clear my head before I dive back in
    - If it gets tough at work, I take a couple of extra minutes when I go to the loo, and just shut my eyes and breathe deeply
    - If possible, listen to some music or sometimes a newsy radio station on quiet - light background noise sometimes calms me down

    But the key thing for me is to make sure I write a to-do list with everything on it, and then do the most important things from it. The others can wait until tomorrow.

    Also, if possible, reach out to people and ask for their help with one of your tasks, or if you can put back a deadline by a few days. But these things very much depend on your type of work!

    (I work in publishes with sheds of deadlines, which I hit 99% of the time, but sometimes you need to say "I can't do it by then". Or you have to give people the choice between having it now, or having it in two days at a better quality etc)
    2365 days ago
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