I don’t think all the avoidance in that list is a good idea. A better idea is to find something about the people who annoy you and the jobs that stress you that you actually like, and focus on those. I find it’s better to go to lunch with the person who drives you crazy and get to know them and why they drive you crazy than to avoid them.
I used to run, mountain bike, or go to the gym to unwind. Now spending time with my kids always relaxes me. But I think it’s also important to find things and people you like at work to stay un-stressed. It also helps to occasionally “forget” the Blackberry or “forget” to check your email. Then you can get things done and the stress evaporates.
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