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Poll: When I'm extremely stressed by work I:
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "When I'm extremely stressed by work I:".

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Erzsébet Czopyk  Identity Verified
Hungary
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eat more Aug 19, 2007

If I could send a picture of my table right now)

a half of a sandwich, a big cup of coffe with milk, 2 bottles of minarel water, some orange juice, a chocolate bar, a half of musli bar, apples and who knows what all around...

My colleague gave back some material to be translated from Russian into Hungarian, and I have no choice: in my country we have a holiday on 20th August, however, before the beginning of "long weekend" no one else of our translators accepted my request. I have 6583 words for 3 days, the text is - kind of horror EU regulations


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Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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Smoke more Aug 19, 2007

It was not among the options so I voted other,

I am stressed at the moment too much work to do, too many cigarettes urghh

[Edited at 2007-08-19 10:54]


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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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other Aug 19, 2007

listen to music...

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Beatriz Galiano
Argentina
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Never go to extremes... Aug 19, 2007

I'm generally stressed but never too stressed, I think I've learned how to avoid extremes, that is giving 100% of my energy. But even when I'm on holidays I get stressed making plans for the future...but I'm never too stressed as a rule.



[Edited at 2007-08-19 16:02]


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diana bb  Identity Verified
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Voted 'Other', Aug 19, 2007

because when I am stressed I just stare out of the window into the green distance at the sound of Baroque music for trumpet. Or simply enjoy the pleasant doing nothing which can mean a multitude of things.

Regards,

D.


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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
United States
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Walk + food Aug 19, 2007

My preferred supermarket is about a 20 minute walk from home, so I get excercise while stocking up on groceries. The public library is across from the store, so I often stop there first.

Then I come home, put the perishables in the fridge, and settle down for a marathon work session.


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Luciana E. Lovatto  Identity Verified
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Sport + nature Aug 19, 2007

When I am extremely stressed, I need to practice a sport such as walking, jogging, or cycling. Exercising is the only thing that takes my stress out. I also need to be in contact with nature in order to be fully relaxed, so I usually go for a walk in a footpath full of trees and lakes. In summer, I can only rest while being outdoor and swimming. Drinking some “mates” while sunbathing is like being in a spa for me. Unluckily, due to global warming and climate change, we have had the longest winter I remember, so these last options are not possible so far.

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Fernando D. Walker  Identity Verified

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Take a walk, definitely Aug 19, 2007

When I am really stressed because of work, I absolutely need to take a walk in order to give my mind a rest. I prefer doing that for at least half a hour than continuing working because I know that the quality of my translations depends on that.
Have a nice day!

Fernando


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Emmanuelle Hingant  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Football Aug 19, 2007

I either go to football training if any, watch football, read about football, or do some juggles with a small ball in the living room even though not everyone is the household likes it (I mean my boyfriend).

Nothing better works for me.

Em.


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Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
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But, unluckily, if you are given 25 hours' work to do in 24 hours... Aug 19, 2007

...then you simply have to WORK NON-STOP!

Astrid


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Emmanuelle Moulin  Identity Verified
France
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go without food and sleep, plus.. Aug 20, 2007

I second the smoke more bit, also work non-stop, with short naps/breaks to clear my head and remain efficient. Music works well too.

But really the main thing is making plans of all the lovely things I'm going to do when the work is done,ie. paint, read a book, watch a good movie etc.

All those things I sometimes end up not doing because either a new assignment shows up or I'm too drained to do anything constructive. Paradoxical, but keeps you going somehow!

Have a nice day,

Emmanuelle


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Exercise and other things Aug 20, 2007

even just a few minutes of a change of activity does wonders for the mind.

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Alison Schwitzgebel
France
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Find time to visit my horse Aug 20, 2007

Just being with my horses is totally relaxing and really takes my mind off work. Sometimes I absolutely HAVE to take time out, especially when things are getting really hairy at work. If I can make time I go out for a ride. A nice long canter is a great cure for putting the world to rights

Alison


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neilmac  Identity Verified
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I only get "stressed" Aug 20, 2007

... if I DON'T have any work to do...

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