Cast your mind back over the last week, and chances are, you can pinpoint at least a few moments when you felt like (simultaneously) crying, shouting, curling up on the couch, sending off a couple of blisteringly honest emails or rocking the work vending machine until it coughed up a Snickers.
Chill. Here are three surprisingly simple ways for you to get a grip. The tendency is to try too many fixes at once when we are in a state of maximum freakout: Drink some wine/dump your partner/ start your CV/binge-shop online, etc. To let go, choose one problem and tackle that, using all the adrenaline you’ve got. Run a 5K faster than ever. Iron out your taxes. “Focusing on one thing lets you channel your energy in a productive and meaningful way,” says life coach Johanna Parker ( “It lets you pull back and often helps you to see a quick win as well.”