March 2, 2019: Strength through Stress

I was all ready to post my TBR for March last night, but life had other plans for me. The past couple days brought a surprising challenge to handle at work, and it left me feeling sad and frustrated. All I can say is that due to an outside obligation, I have a 4 day work week for the next few months. While of my co-workers are empathetic of my situation, my boss chose to treat it as me not caring about the staff…that the entire work schedule needs to get shifted around once a week because of an obligation I never chose to take part of.

Her reaction left me feeling overwhelmed, sad for the rest of the day, lasting into the evening. My work situation is usually stressful, yet tolerable. I’ve been able to complete my tasks, and be present day after day. However, yesterday revealed to me how insignificant my drive and dedication was to the company.

My fiance has been very helpful in giving me strength during such hectic times. After the work, he was very patient while listening to me vent during the evening. He was great in guiding me towards possible new job opportunities as well. I can refocus and channel my frustration toward bettering my situation.

I look foward to getting back into reading this weekend (it’s only been 2 days since I last read, but it’s been too long already). I can’t lose sight of what’s truly important: my loved ones, and my interests in life.

July 25, 2018: Tending to the Self

Sometimes on crazy days, I need to take a deep breath and have a moment. It can be in the beginning of the day, before work begins. You know you’re heading into unpredictable situations, so this time to meditate is needed.

You can take a moment during the work day. It’s good to step out for a few minutes for some ‘quiet time’, especially when you feel like you’re on the edge of hysterics during the day.

When it comes to a point where work related stress is at a breaking point, it’s okay to take a ‘mental health’ day. You need that time to regroup, refocus on what’s important in life.

There is always time to tend to tasks and work responsibilities. What’s most important is tending to the self.