Posts Tagged ‘Stress’

What a week it has been. Month end at work which means very high stress levels increasing with every deadline, programs not playing along and expectation to meet. I sat in work with shaking hands due to the adrenaline coursing through my system as I needed to get all sorted in time. Bad adrenalin rush caused by stress. Once the final meeting was done I felt wrecked, spent even.

To off-set this I made sure to go down to the club on Tuesday and Thursday evening and finishing up with a class on Saturday morning. Those two-hour classes were exhausting, physical demanding and just what I needed. The passive stress from work got funneled into physical exercises and was let out.

Yesterday I spent the rest of the day in the armchair reading a book. I was exhausted and tired but still I felt pretty good. I could sleep again without dreaming about spreadsheets and entering my life experiences into our work programs (yes, that was a pretty messed up dream).

I know now that from next week onwards I will get offloaded a bit in work. A colleague will take over some of my workload. Thank god for that. I will have some bandwidth again. I will be able to breathe.

So it was very busy, slightly mad, week. It was also a week with good news and good self realizations (see previous post). That is what I will try to remember from this week, the good things. Those that made me smile.

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Fade away

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It’s Friday and a busy week in work is finally finished. It’s been stressful, fun, frustrating, energizing and a bit mad this week but all is done, finished and closed off. When it is busy but goes well then there is no better feeling than the high you can get from positive stress. It seems to enable me and I get loads done. I have a hundred thoughts flying through my head at the moment as I am typing away here. Blogging is a great way to release any restless feelings that still linger.

I have quite a bit to do this weekend as I will be flying out to Finland on Sunday to work in the Finnish office next week. I am both looking forward to it and at the same time I am not. I have never been to Finland so I am curious and since they are fond of gothic/rock music it suits me quite well. On the other hand, I would have liked to have the weekend to myself and a “normal” next week.

This feeling of restlessness could stem from the fact that I have been quite busy, drinking lots of coffee and because I have quite a bit more to sort out before I leave on Sunday. But I will let that feeling fade away now and cherish the short weekend that I have and make the most of it. Focus on some self-indulgent pampering, going to the gym, playing with my two cats, spending some quality time with my partner and sleeping in on Saturday morning.