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Unformatted text preview: I feel it is important to be aware of the connection between time and stress management because more often than not if you feel like you are running out of time your stress level sky rockets. One example of a when I allowed time to be a stress factor for me was at work. I am given 2 weeks at a time to complete a list of projects. The first day of the second week I was about a half days work ahead of schedule, so I decided to take a day off. My thought was, “I will just work a little harder the rest of the days this week and I will get everything done.” Low and behold, my youngest got very ill the next day and missed two days of school. This meant I was also home with her. Now instead of being a half day ahead, I was two and half days behind. I was a mess the rest of the week. I worked 14 hours a day to catch up. I was so tired I couldn’t even move by the time the week ended. What I should have done differently is I should have continued working even though I was ahead of schedule. Then, if I had the time at the end of the week, take a day off. That would have saved me (and the kids) from a very hectic, stressful few days....
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- Spring '12