What I Would Have Posted This Week: 3 Mini Posts

November 30, 2007

Well, to say it’s been a crazy week would be an understatement. Just getting through real life was tough enough, so time for blogging was more than out of the question. I’ve wanted to write. What about, you ask? Well, I don’t have much time to delve deep, so here are three mini posts I would have blogged if I’d had time. Enjoy!  

1. Why Not To Dare Monday, No Matter How Great a Week You Had Previously
Your house gets broken into. Goodbye, week. Goodbye, iPod. Hello, endless phone calls.

2. What to Do When Your Boss Gets Mad About Something Minor Because He’s Had a Stressful Week And You’ve Had the Week from Hell
Shut up at the first sign of annoyance and back slowly out of the office. Avoid total meltdown at all costs. At this point, your sanity is more important than the fact that he’s upset and working on next year’s budget. Hopefully, your work will stand for itself and he’ll remember how many times you’ve come through this year.

3. How to Avoid Being at Mandatory Evening Board Meetings When You Have To Get Up at 5 A.M. to Raise Money For Charity and Already Met at a 3-Hour Lunch the Day Before
Don’t do what I did (go, then try to duck out early) unless you to fall asleep at midnight. Do this instead: Say no. Don’t RSVP. They will have more than enough brains to brainstorm themselves into oblivion. You, however, may be in danger of losing yours.


No matter how hard you try, sometimes life and work just collide, and there’s nothing you can do about it. When this happens, it’s best to just quit worrying about the things you can’t control. Focus on what you can. Prioritize what’s important. Be responsible to do your part, and know you will get through it.


2 Responses to “What I Would Have Posted This Week: 3 Mini Posts”

  1. Wondeful suggestions. I think we’ve all been in this situation, and it seems like it’s hitting more and more these days. One thing I’d like to add, as someone who has also had a rough several months: Reach out to family and friends. They don’t know what’s happening, and that you need them, unless you say so. For the ones who don’t reach back, well, then just move on. Doesn’t mean they don’t care, just means they may be carrying an equally heavy load.
    Finally, don’t feel guilty about putting yourself first for a change and just saying “no.” Doesn’t mean it will always be that way, but when you’re running on empty, you’re running on empty. Give yourself a chance to just refuel your tanks, knowing that everyone goes through these times and you will one day be able to say “yes” and mean it.
    Anita Bruzzese

  2. Anita,
    I agree – reaching out to family and friends is a really critical part of getting through the stressful times. Great point! Sometimes it’s hard to balance feeling like you’re complaining to those who care about you and just realizing that you need to let go of things – and for me, that’s usually by talking about them to people I know love me no matter what.

    Thanks for the insight!

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