Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Perhaps an intrinsic part of growing a thicker skin

is never getting that involved in the first place.

An ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure and all that.

just a thought.

I tell myself, when I am blindsided by yet another storm-in-a-tea-cup at work, and I am tying myself up into knots of anxiety, that I must develop a thicker skin. Perhaps stepping back is just as important. Before the storm, of course.

I am blessedly unencumbered by work crises at the moment, but that's usually a reliable sign that one will hit imminently. I think I will take precautions and care less now.

Any tips?


Geosomin said...

Learned this from my first research officer - Keep some lovely 12 year old scotch in a back desk drawer for when crises arise...then have a shot before you sit down to tackle it.
Works in the lab...:)
Usually my work crises consist of other people's procrastination that requiring me to pull a miracle out of my ass to save the day. The scotch helps the miracle hurt less on the way out...

Geosomin said...

Um yeah...just read that over and it made very little sense...should stop switching tenses when I write - perhaps I should have coffee before I post...

grapecat said...

or scotch?