Good afternoon from a windy Southwest Florida! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful spring day no matter the weather or location!
Recently I was encouraged by my wife to make sure I quit procrastinating, and complete our income tax return. We have 2 adult
daughters living locally, and they also were saying, "Dad, we got our returns back already, hurry up and get yours done so you and
mom can get your return too!"
Do you have any of those areas that create stress as you put them off? Well, this is one of those for me. Finally, a couple of weeks
ago I completed the return and all is well.
All to say, I was reminded that we all are coping with stress in our lives, whether from our own making (as mine was with the procrastination), or those stressors that may not be of our making (relationships, jobs, illness).
Our local support group was focusing on "Coping with Stress" this month, and we shared some of JoVon Tucker's thoughts
on the subject, from "Live Your Life with COPD." The importance of "smelling the flowers", meditation, exercise, playing games,
and as my friend, Nick reminds me, taking time to laugh are all helpful strategies.
Which reminds me of a joke from Nick, about one of the stressors in the workplace: misunderstandings between employees and bosses.
Here it goes- A young engineer who graduated with distinction, was leaving the offfice at 3:45pm when he found the Acting CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand. "Listen," said the Acting CEO, "this is a very sensitive and important
document, and my secretary is not here. Can you make this work?" "Certainly," said the young engineer. He turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the button. "Excellent, excellent!" said the Acting CEO as his paper disappeared inside the machine, "I just need one copy."
Lesson- Never, never assume that your boss knows what he's doing.
Have a great day!
Coping with Life at Tax TimeKeeping a Balance
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