I want to work when I'm working and not work when I'm not working
March 22, 2012 7:49 AM Subscribe
Give me your best tips and strategies for combating work-related stress, particularly how to not let the stress leak into time when I want to be decompressing, not worrying.
posted by peacheater to work & money (9 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
For the next year or so, I'm going to be under a fair amount of grad school related stress. I also currently have a lot of work on my plate to get done as well as some uncertainty regarding my exact circumstances next year (funding and visa issues). I've done almost all I can regarding the uncertainties and now must mostly let the chips fall where they may. Even the worst case scenario is still workable. But I'm still worried and stressed about it and it's affecting both my work and my leisure time.
I would ideally like to work focusedly when I'm working and relax when I'm not at work, since worrying will not change anything. Basically I want to know how you compartmentalize your life. I've been leaning quite a bit on my wonderful boyfriend, but I don't suppose he enjoys being woken up at 6:30 am by my tossing and turning.