I was sitting on the couch watching TV. My chest got tight. My heart started racing. And I had this feeling of deep worry but wasn’t sure what about.

It lasted for most of the day. The weird part? Nothing prompted this. It happened out of nowhere.

And the sinking feeling was very familiar. 

The last time it happened was in 2010 at a job I was really overwhelmed with. And I didn’t tell a single person about it.

This time around I told someone: my wife, Sara.

And she asked, “What can I do to support you right now?”

And wow, it really made me stop and think about what I needed. And what I really needed was for someone to listen to and comfort me.

The next time you see signs of anxiety or stress in friends, family, coworkers, your team of reps, or anyone else you care about—check in with them. 

Ask, “What can I do to support you right now?”

It’ll do more than you know for them.

With that being said, I’m on vacation for the rest of the week.

I’m prioritizing my mental health. 

And if you aren’t taking the time to do the same, please prioritize this.


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