The Corporate Couch – Stressed to the Max

The Corporate Couch – Stressed to the Max

Dear Dr. Mimi:

I am working from home and working nonstop and longer hours due to the pandemic. As a result, I am getting more and more stressed and more and more cranky. Last night I yelled at my kids, and they really did not deserve the tongue-lashing that I gave them.  I did apologize, but we are all feeling the tension today. What can I do to relieve the stress that I am under?

-Stressed to the Max

Dear Stressed:

You are not alone. Your stress is real, and you need to be kinder to yourself. Start by scheduling breaks. Set a timer and walk away from your “office.” Go outside for a walk. Do some stretching exercises. Call a friend. Listen to music. In other words, get away from your work both physically and mentally. You might also use this time to write a “love letter” to your kids, telling them not only that you are sorry, but also letting them know all the good things that you appreciate about them.

-Dr. Mimi


Dr. Mimi Hull is a licensed psychologist, she has a master’s in counseling and personnel services and a doctorate in psychology with specialization in business management from the University of Florida.

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