With the beginning of November comes the “busy season” in my office… November through January are just crazy, busy, hectic and stressful… We all get a little snippy and a lot of cranky with each other.
Not only do we have the stress from work, but at the same time we have holiday season stress… Did I get so-and-so a gift? Did I pay too much for this gift? Do I have something to wear for the holiday party? When am I going to have the time to wrap everything? Can GroupOn, LivingSocial, Amazon, etc send any MORE damn emails?
I have to admit, I’m not handling the stress well. My plate is full. I get home from work completely mentally exhausted. When I’m home I’m thinking about all of the things I still have to do at work. When I’m at work I’m thinking of all the things I still have to do at home. My boyfriend, who calms me down just by being near me, was out of town for a week. As icing on the cake, we had to take my grandmother to the emergency room two times.
I was just NOT a pleasant person to be around last week.
I’m so happy that my boyfriend is back. Just knowing he is near makes me happy. Also, I am one weekend’s worth of errand running away from being done with my Christmas shopping.
The stress at work though, has not subsided. I walk in the building tense, and I walk out wishing I had an extra hour or five to get more done. I try to make it better by counting down the number of working days left before the few days off we have for the holidays… But today that technique backfired. It made me panic that I didn’t have enough time to finish everything I have left to do!
All I can do is work my hardest… And sip on cup of coffee #2 of the day…