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Bounce by Gill Hasson, Sue Hadfield

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Chapter 9

Bounce out of stress and fear

Many of life’s challenges cause us to feel stressed and fearful. To show how you can apply the rules of bounce to move through stress and fear, this chapter focuses on one of the biggest problem areas in this respect – work.

Our sense of identity is bound up with our work – ‘What do you do?’ is one of the first things people tend to ask when they meet a new person. Work takes up so much of our time, and yet often our jobs are the result of decisions we made when we were much younger. Many people labour on in jobs that are ill suited to them and that they do not enjoy. For others, work becomes all consuming and getting the balance between work and leisure is a priority.

‘I’d started a new job in a ...

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