How to Leave Stress at the Office (Where It Belongs) By Linda Avey Bullock Are you going to serve your family leftovers tonight?
No, not that new recipe you couldn’t even get the dog to try. There’s another kind of leftover that can give your family more than the occasional bout of indigestion. We’re talking about leftover stress. Nothing — absolutely nothing — is more important to you than your family, so what can you do to ensure they get the absolute best you can give? Use the Rule of Two. Choose just two. We’ve all had days when we work all day and at the end of it feel we’ve accomplished nothing. One way to avoid this, says Ruth Klein, corporate and personal Performance Coach and author of “Winning Performance Strategies . . . Six Weeks to a More Balanced, Productive and Wealthy Life,” is to follow the Rule of Two. “Let’s say you have 33 calls to make,” says Klein. “Let’s get real! You’re not going to get to all of them. “So you say, ‘If I did nothing else, made no other calls, at the end of the day, which two calls will make me feel I’ve made some progress?’ Do those two, and then choose another two. “Th