I am anticipating an incredibly stressful week and although I can't control what comes at me, I can control how I respond to it. Here is my plan to stay calm and cool.
1. Eat right
I will not skip meals. I will eat at least one healthy snack in between meals. I will eat enough protein, vegetables and fruit and not carb out because I'm stressed.
2. Go to the gym
I will hit the gym at least three times between Monday and Saturday for an hour each time.
3. Caffeine intake
I will not have more than 2 cups of coffee every day.
4. Posture check
I will make sure that I'm sitting at my desk in an ergonomically correct way so I won't have neck, shoulder or arm pain.
5. Stretching breaks
I will take three breaks during the day to stretch and do three poses each time from here: http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/finder/browse_categories
I will sleep for at least seven hours each night.
I will not be lazy and use it every night.
If something happens that messes up my week, I won't catastrophize it, I will take things as they come and do my best.
I will remember to not take others frustrations personally.
I will not interrupt, even if I know what someone is going to say. Instead I will breathe through it.
What are your tips for dealing with a stressful week?