Ithaca Blog

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Stressed? Zag With Your Friends

Our friend Catherine Saar, who runs an enterprise called Saar Coaching (Google it, or find it on Facebook), posted a reprint today of a piece on how to be happier at work.

The strategy that most impressed us was called "Invest in your social network."

The basic idea is that, when or over-worked or -whelmed, often our impulse is to retreat, to close ourselves off, and to approach work (and life) with a bunker mentality; and that this is the exact wrong approach.

Focus on the work, sure. But also make sure you spend time - keep time; make time - to enjoy friends. This helps keep things in perspective. It helps us enjoy life, which should be part of one's everyday routine. All this is likely to help you achieve your work.

We generally like zagging when common wisdom says zig. Thank you to Ms. Saar for the good advice.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

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