Take a Break to Effectively Deal with Stress
My dad once told me ” When I go on holidays, I entrust my staff to do their job. I don’t check in, and I empower my team to make decisions on their own.”
He then sent me this email a month ago, it was timely as I was about to head off on holidays, with full intention of working while I should be “breaking” and I took it to heart. I hope that you will read it and find some truth in it as well:
A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, ‘half empty or half full?’… She fooled them all ….
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. To 20 oz.
If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm.
ambulance. In each case it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “That’s the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.”