I had a particularly trying day at work today. I work in an open plan office, within a small manufacturing company. This means that I tend to passively 'absorb' all the stress from the other non finance functions.
Generally speaking, none of these problems are anything to do with my work - and hence I should be able to block them out without any issue. However, I do find this difficult.
Sometimes I miss the bigger corporate world, where I had my own office, and even those people outside my office were only fellow finance team members.
On the whole, however, I like being more involved in the business - but maybe just not today.
(oh - and the skill I need to learn is not taking everything to heart, and learning to switch off)