don't take your work or worth too seriously

For a while now I have been totally freaking out about work. As is typical of my family I tend to obsess about certain items and my obsession is work.

Today however I found this quote from Bertrand Russell "One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."

And you know I am going to print that out and put it over my desk. I need as many reminders as possible that I need to chill out, this is NOT the end of the world and that the worst thing that can happen to me at work is being fired. And even if that happens life will go on and no one including myself is just going to drop down dead because of it.

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Comment by Seven Crows on July 23, 2008 at 12:12pm
Thanks guys. I am really trying to tone down my anxiety level. I may be a procrastinator at home but at work I like to be a step ahead and lately there's no way I can catch up.
Comment by Ryan Plump on July 22, 2008 at 7:23pm
um, two borrowed quotes of inspiration, both from the movie van wilder. the first, "Don't take life to seriously, you'll never get out alive." and also, "worrying is a like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it isn't going to get you anywhere." I dont think either of these are verbatim, but i think the message is clear. Good luck

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