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Reframing Inconveniences: The Type A Guide to Coping When Things Go Awry

Messy Parking Lot

Many of the inconveniences that contribute to chronic stress and frustration are caused by the little, everyday things. Not being able to find your keys/sunglasses/umbrella when you leave the house in the morning. Someone canceling a meeting at the last minute. Lunch spilling in your bag during the morning commute. Missing the bus or train. The "guaranteed by delivery date" comes and goes with no delivery. Little things have the potential to derail our day, throw us off our game, and leave us in a funk, but it doesn't have to be this way.

Small Hinges Move Big Doors: Tiny Tweaks to Transform Your Work Life

Big Door

It sounds so simple, but when you think about it, doesn't it also feel familiar? Most of us spend our work lives in a constant state of overwhelm. There will always be more work to do than there are hours in the week. We are expected (or expect ourselves) to be on and available all the time, reacting to whatever is happening in the moment.

The vicious cycle of stress and the blood sugar roller coaster + how to stop it

Candy

It's 10:30am on a Tuesday, and you're stressed. You've already put out two fires this week, and you haven't even made it to lunch on the second day of the work week. It's going to be "A Day." An email alert pops onto your screen from your boss, the subject: "TIMELY, PLEASE READ." You sigh,…