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How’s Business? Time to chill

So if you are feeling absolutely overwhelmed, let's talk about how to reduce some of that stress. Make a long term to-do list with five years as a guide and jot down small incremental things you can do to build success in your chosen career and/or profession. Making a list like this and then actually proceeding with and accomplishing something on that list can really be helpful, especially when you feel like you are in a rut. A sense of accomplishment such as that can be a very powerful stress reliever. We have all heard the term "chill out." Now practice it! Taking deep breaths or stretching for five minutes (not 15-20 seconds), walking away from your desk, calling a loved one, and/or just reviewing your daily schedule and eliminating non-essential things to do can help.Try to fight being a perfectionist. Many people suffer from a disease called "A-student syndrome," which means they try to be perfect at everything. Finally hold certain things sacred to your personal schedule. Go to the doctor, dentist, the gym and attend a yearly show or sporting event, whatever it may be. Making sure you find time to find a place for these things no matter how chaotic your job will definitely lend a calming sense of accomplishment.So How's Business in regards to making life less stressful in the workplace? At the end of the day just remember to stop and smell the roses every now and then. Like my dad used to say: "I have never seen a U-Haul at the cemetery."Joseph J. Palumbo III can be reached at (516) 248-0256 or

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