Everything was piling up and
I couldn’t see a way out. I was only sleeping three to fours hours a night and
was exhausted all the time. I had severe headaches. My wife kept telling me I am
short-tempered with her and the kids.
At work, I was the only one
getting anything done. There was no problem I couldn’t solve, but the tensions
at work were getting to me. There was never enough time or money. People didn’t
get back to us when they said they would. I was the only one in a rush to get
Yesterday a tax bill came in
when we haven’t even made a sale. How was this possible? I called the tax
bureau repeatedly, but no one ever answered the phone. I don’t have the money
to make the payment and I don’t even know why we’re being charged.
Over the weekend, I began to
feel depressed and my skin started itching. I did not want to get out of bed
and for the first time I didn’t want to go to work. The final straw came when
one of my key people quite. I went to the bathroom and started crying.
The next day, I went to the
doctor and she told me I had a stress-induced condition. She offered me some
medication and told me to figure out a way to reduce my stress. I’ve started
doing yoga everyday and it's helped me manage my stress.