Pressure. Pressure. Pressure.
One oppressive word with an overwhelming and incredible ability to make you feel it bearing down upon your very soul.
It can make you choose shorter paths just to bring things to a welcome end, it can cause you to make irrational decisions to spite your ex, it can make you do things completely out of context and character and it can lose you tens of thousands in your financial settlement.
So what’s the secret to coping with it and not cutting off your nose to spite your face? Truth is, there isn’t one simple solution, it’s a mixed recipe of physical actions with a high element of spiritual calm and mental focus on the fact that it will end.
Keep breathing gently, don’t lose your temper or your mind, be aware of your limits, don’t be frightened to ask for help from your doctor, friends of family, don’t entertain the word failure, don’t invite guilt over the threshold, keep your energy levels up by eating as well as you can cope with and shove a pin in the pressure bubbles that build up and protect yourself from the inevitable fall out; it will end.