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I'm failing at relaxing...



I've looked forward to this morning for so long, but I'm still stressed.

everyone knows I am only checking email periodically and if they need me they must text or call...otherwise I'll deal when I get back.

this was made emphatically clear.  Do not expect me to respond to email.

so I haven't checked it and no texts/calls so no emergencies.  But every time I hear my work email chime I physically clench.  I want to check it to put my mind at ease, but I don't want to check it because I know I'll deal with the little stuff and that's teaching people even when I say I'm unavailable except emergencies I don't really mean it.

i should turn off the email chime - but I can't.  I don't know why...I just can't bring myself to do it.

i suck at staycationing.  Trying to learn from the animal kingdom but still failing.



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Turn off the damn chime!  Give yourself permission to turn it on at, what, 6pm each day for ten minutes, or whatever works for you.  But that's only allowed if it's OFF the rest of the time.  Here is (other than reading FJ, of course) what you should be doing when the chimes are incoming but unheard by you:





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Thanks, @church_of_dog, those are awesome!  I caved and checked email.  And responded to a total trivial thing by remoting in and was so mad at myself I turned off the chime.

the silence is deafening.

then I spent 15 looking for the other half of the candy bar I swore I out in the freezer last night, until I saw the wrapper in the trash and remembered I finished it later in the evening.  All in all a productive day so far.

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