Driving home the other night I was listening to National Public Radio. The radio piece was about following a small business owner's collapse during this economic downturn. He is unable to make payments, his bank accounts are frozen, he no longer can buy merchandise and he is taken to bankruptcy court. He still is trying to save his business and is working feverishly day and night to pull out of his quagmire. Then he suffers a stress related collapse and is rushed to the hospital. It got me thinking about the stress we feel in the nursery business and how it can take a toll on us, our families and employees.
Diana Converse at the Hills. Co. Ext. office has developed a web-based stress workshop. The lessons will discuss the causes and symptoms of stress and how to take control of your stressors by making changes in your feelings, attitudes and behaviors. In lessons five, six and seven you will experience three relaxation exercises to help calm your mind and body. Learn about and control your stress. Here is the link: http://hillsboroughfcs.ifas.ufl.edu/Stress-Management.html