When electric companies are overtaxed by demands on their energy, they slip into brownout mode to give the system a break. G. Gaynor McTigue, author of "Why Make Yourself Crazy? Strategies for a Stress-Free Life" offers five tips for a mental brownout, since it is superior to a complete mental meltdown. 1) Clean up your clutter. McTigue says physical clutter can exacerbate mental clutter. 2) Everything in its place. Dumping your jacket on the couch attracts other jackets, again, making clutter. 3) Do extra cooking now, to have "unwind" time later. If you've already frozen that little extra from dinner, it's a simple matter to kick back while it defrosts. 4) A 20 to 30 minute nap can really help pull you through that hump in the day, when everyone else starts to drag. 5) Always have a trip planned. According to McTigue, just planning a trip reduces stress. Little weekend jaunts are fine, but make sure there is a big, long vacation somewhere on the horizon. It usually takes people a week just unwind and get used to not working.
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