I ran into an old colleague at the gym today. I didn't know she'd been off sick but apparently she's had a nervous breakdown. This isn't some normally jittery person, this is a naturally strong very capable individual. It just goes to show what pressures we are all under in the modern lifestyle we're all leading. Its one of the reasons i believe so strongly in coaching. If we can all equip ourselves with some of the basic tools we need we'll all be a lot stronger.
I'm very pleased to say that she's well and truly back on the road to recovery and was at the gym because she, like me believes that a healthy mind can stem from a healthy body. I've always found that by leaving work and heading straight to the gym or my Body Pump exercise class, I can gather all my frustrations on the way and dump them at the gym. There's a little pile of crap in one corner - just behind one of the treadmills that used to belong to me.