How Funeral Directors Can Handle Stress | FFFW #77

ENJOY Friday Funeral Fast Wrap Funeral Industry News March 11, 2022

How Funeral Directors Can Handle Stress | FFFW #77

Have you noticed everyone is kinda on edge right now? The events occurring on a global scale are intense and things are changing day-to-day. Today, I’m giving you a break from the normal news and bringing you an extra GIFful and light-hearted edition of the most GIFful and light-hearted publication in the deathcare space.

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How to Handle Stress

I’m not officially (or unofficially) a scientist, and I don’t have “credentials” or whatever, but I like to think I know a thing or two about a thing or two. So, with all the tension in the world, along with the already full schedules of the deathcare profession,  I wanted to share a few *proven methods to handle your stress.

1) Take it out on others.

We all need somebody to lean on, and sometimes by leaning, we mean a brutal tongue-lashing where the other person takes the brunt of your frustration. If they’re truly your friend- they’ll understand with no hard feelings.

2) Air punch your way through it.

I consider this an ancient secret. It was brought to the forefront in the amazing documentary “Hot Rod,” but it is still not commonly used. Your frustration decreases with every swing of your arm, and- the ozone layer also improves. So when life has you down- air punch it out.

3) Just eat.

I know “doctors” and “health professionals” say that stress eating is bad. But why would it be called stress eating if it didn’t help with stress? So next time a family or co-worker has you stressed, bust out some snack cakes and get those quick hits of dopamine as you increase your caloric intake. What can go wrong?

*completely not proven

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