Lesson 8: Coping With Grief and Stress
Interacting with your Immediate Environment
Environmental interaction is to be used with caution, in situations where extreme emotional interference would hamper the fulfillment of responsibilities that can not be postponed. It is usually more productive to delve into emotions, working immediately through their root causes to provide adequate means of expression. Not doing so will cause bottlenecks of undone emotional work that require more effort than usual to address.
Only when the distressful situation is of a constant nature with long-term projected duration (i.e. chronic illness or recuperation, waiting, project deadlines), that require and derive responsibilities, should one engage in environmental interactions as a mode of coping temporarily.
Dealing with work-related stress and insomnia.