Stressless living

Here's a cure for the push and pull of life.

Your day at the office has been full of demands: letters to sign, a meeting to chair, documents to approve to get an important project underway. Your e-mail and in-box are getting ahead of you. Your calendar for the rest of the week is full. Then your boss comes in. He cannot make it to an important meeting in Phoenix tomorrow (you live in Denver). You need to represent the company in his stead. Pressure. So many things crowding in.

Or another scenario: You've come home from your part-time job in time to greet the children as they return from school. Then you turn chauffeur—Robert to Little League practice, Sarah to dance class, Tim to his piano lesson. You get home in time to prepare a simple family dinner when your spouse calls. What about having an important client home for dinner? As you start planning a more elaborate menu, your neighbor calls. She has an emergency with her toddler. Could you come to the rescue? Tension. So many demands pulling you in all directions.

Instant recall
January 12, 1998

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