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DITCH you Aggie experts provide 10 ways to keep from feeling the squeeze By Justin Bannister ’03 ’13


o you have a feeling of panic when you realize there are too many things that need your attention and only so many hours in the day? You’re not alone. Whether the demands come from your professional life, your personal life, or a combination of the two, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. “We’re all on overload,” says Tara Gray, the director of New Mexico State University’s Teaching Academy. “We have lots of information coming at us from all different directions. It can seem like life is constantly accelerating.” “There are lots of competing responsibilities,” says Michelle Jackson, an associate director of the Teaching Academy who works with Gray studying stress and time management. “You’re an employee, you’re a mom, you’re a sister, you’re a yoga practitioner. There are a lot of demands. Technology hasn’t helped, either. With added technology, there’s a constant pressure to respond right away.”

12 Panorama | New Mexico State University | Spring 2016

Panorama - Spring 2016  

Panorama is NMSU's Alumni and Friends magazine. To read the current issue, visit To view the Fall 2016 issue as a...

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