Tuesday, 8 March 2011


Dear Irrational Half of Squirrel's Brain,

Please try to remember that during previous work-related stress flares you promised yourself you wouldn't ever let work get to you in such a way that it negatively affects your health. I feel that you are currently breaking that promise and your stress levels are rising.

Because however much you don't like your new manager's harsh style and however much you're upset that the person you fancy on your team is leaving, these problems aren't really the end of the world and probably not worth the amount of negative energy you're throwing at them.

Also try to remember that as crappy as work is just now, it would be a hell of a lot crappier if you stress yourself right into a flare.

So, please, breathe. Relax. Tomorrow, go into work and let the bad atmosphere wash over you and concentrate on the really important things in your life - your health, your family and friends.

Ok? Deal.

Yours sincerely,

The Rational Half of Squirrel's Brain


  1. You're so smart, Squirrel. You give yourself fabulous advice. So take it, eh?

    Hugs for you...

  2. Don't you hate it when the rational side tries to take over! Hang in there Squirrel!

  3. I agree with all of the above :) While it pisses me off to have to be rational (I am, by nature, pretty irrational), there is generally good advice to be found there!

    And, trying to be positive, maybe it's better that the person you fancy is leaving? To avoid any weird work stuff? I know it sucks to not be able to see that person everyday, but later when you're all shacked up with them you'll be happy to no longer work together :D

  4. Thanks guys, the past couple of days have been a lot better. I followed my own advice and chilled out.

    Pony, yes it probably is better because they're already in a relationship. Sad!!!! I can maybe now get over it.. sigh..