Learning to manage stress has been an ongoing journey for me.
I will always be indebted to my many great bosses and mentors who have helped me manage the stress of the advertising industry. Learning to manage stress has been an ongoing journey for me. As we all know, advertising is a relentless business and calls to strike a balance between work and life, and to remember that ‘we aren’t saving lives’ never really resonated with me – I’ve always loved what I do and care deeply about the work, the customers and the people that work with me. So, walking away and leaving it for another day has always been hard for me.
But what I’ve found is, the best way to disconnect is to have priorities outside of the industry. For me, that priority has been family and ensuring that I’m present with them when I’m at home, on weekends or on a half day. Just the little discipline of presence and focus has allowed me to achieve more – both at home and at work.