It’s true; my work can be difficult to leave at the office. I develop a rapport with every one of my clients so, I often find myself thinking about them and their families during off hours. I have always found having a physical outlet beneficial when dealing with stress. Due to this, I practice yoga. When I practice yoga, everything melts away and I am able to concentrate on just my practice. I find that I can be completely present in the moment without thinking about what happened earlier that day or what could happen after class. Through my yoga practice, I have learned that meditation can have beneficial effects as well. Therefore, I try to incorporate it into my daily routine. Sometimes, it’s just for 10 to 20 minutes but I find it helpful with finding a sense of calm. I make a point to set aside time to spend with my friends and family. This is time where I am not in any role other than being me, having fun and I think it’s important to connect with one’s lighthearted side. I also find being creative relieves stress. Whether it’s painting, sewing, or making greeting cards, it’s therapeutic for me to bring an idea I have in my mind to fruition.