With only one week until I fly to New York for the National Stationery Show, it’s not surprising that things seem like they’re hotting up and I am feeling slightly overwhelmed. Is it just me, or is it always at times like this that what you want to achieve takes three times as long as it should – and despite every effort you just can’t stay focused for more than a nano second? After three trips to Officeworks today (all in an attempt to get one job printed correctly) I proceeded to burst into tears of frustration when Matt reminded me to put everything back in perspective and not get too stressed by things outside my control. At the time I felt like the last thing I needed was a pep talk. But, he was right.

It can be so easy to blow things completely out of proportion and to make even the smallest of tasks feel insurmountable. I think stress can be a good thing when it comes to keeping focused and staying motivated – however all too quickly it can become an unhealthy emotion that drags you down, leaving you gasping for breath. 

Tonight, I’m taking a moment to refocus and relax. I’m prepared to ride the storm out and then – when all is said and done, to adjust those sails.

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