Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,
Megan
jehoshabeath

  • Mood:

Work pace and recovery time

Was reading an EDUCAUSE article about stress in the workplace, in particular the stress that leaders feel. I'm not a supervisor, but I can relate to the stress that comes from working in "conditions of constant uncertainty." I found this line interesting: "Boyatzis and McKee point out that it's not stress per se, but too little recovery time that is the real culprit."

I feel like that's something I need to address. After work, it seems that there just isn't enough time to fully recover before the next day starts all over. I feel like I'm behind and can't catch up. The trouble is that it takes me quite a long time to relax and recover, but the evenings aren't long enough. I've considered trying to ease my pace of working, but I seem to only have two work speeds - on and off. If I'm working, I'm concentrating and putting forth a lot of effort. When I'm resting, I'm doing something totally different - like looking at artwork or checking the news. So I'm not really sure what to do. I'm still trying to figure it out.
Tags: anxiety, daily, dread, questions, weary, work
Subscribe

  • Lights and memories

    6:45 am the white waning moon could have been mistaken for a street lamp Because of my dentist appointment yesterday, I had to go into work…

  • Scatter-brian re-focus

    This week my mind hovered in a state of disorientation. I had all kinds of thoughts leaping all over the place! I needed some time to step back,…

  • Window Antenna II

    Alright, this amateur radio station is back on the air (almost)! A friend sent me an antenna that I can mount on my window sill, so tonight I…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment