I have been so grumpy lately
Having had good blood pressure my whole life I now find that in six months it is gone bonkers, literally off the charts. I dont feel stressed as such but I am waiting for my husbands operations, my mums operation, Jamal's exam (please pass), Jaml getting a job, all the thing with our pensions and T&Cs changing at work. Its all adding up to 203/91. From last summer 114/62. Damn!!
So have given up salt, caffeine, ibuprofen (for my back and neck). This week I am down to 172/76, which is a start but still horrendous.
Bored in my job since our old director left. He used to give me all sorts of interesting stuff to do. I do still manage a team of 30 but they are so amazing that they hardly need me.
Anyway today I cheered up a bit. A tony little pay rise of 2% but also two big new areas coming into my team because they aren't being done well elsewhere. More importantly i got permission for any of my staff to do their accountancy training if they want to. No longer tied to their job descriptions. Hopefully that will be a wonderful opportunity for a few of my people. I am hoping to go on some training myself, coaching and leading. I haven't broached the subject yet but these things can be all about timing
So I am less grumpy. Let hope it reflects in my blood pressure.