Curb Your Stress- NOW!

Fun fact:  Extension can be stressful.

I know- you’re shocked!  Dismayed perhaps.  The reality is some of the stress is very real, and some is really self-driven.  I guess what I’m trying to say is- folks, sometimes we just do these things to ourselves.

Check out this April 2001 Journal of Extension Article: Removing the Tension from Extension for some great thoughts on self- and stress-management.  Some of my favorites include:

  •  Develop hobbies away from extension.
  • Take responsibility for your own destiny and develop the skills you need (Saying, “no one taught me how to….” is not an excuse).
  • Is it not possible to continually pursuing new projects without discontinuing some old ones.
  • It is not possible to know it all.
  • LISTEN!

The article is a fast read, and has some great advice.  What are your favorite suggestions?

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