How do you manage stress when you can't take a break, at work or at home (with kids)?
I stumbled across this amusing video:
It got me to thinking about how I deal with external and unavoidable stressors when my body is feeling crappy, for whatever reason---hungry, tired, etc. Other than fixing the root cause of the problem (sleep/eat), what do you do in that moment in order to stay cool and collected?
When I was working full time and going to school full time, even though I taught high school and college, and it was a high stress job for me, I found I didn't struggle with staying even keeled. Now that I'm home with my kids, I find it more challenging to manage stress (because the "job" is harder than working full time, more hours, and more intense).
I'm determined to be respectful and kind to my children, so I am always on the lookout for impulse control techniques that reduce "in the moment" stress and allow me to behave like the adult I am, instead of mirroring my kids. :)