Did you know that the quickest way to feel better when work has you super stressed is to express gratitude? It is. And it’s easy to do.
Open your eyes and look, really look, for the silver lining in the “project that never ends” or the “boss who never found a presentation he couldn’t make a change to 30-seconds before it’s given.” The silver lining is there. Find it, express your thanks for it, and feel energy, peace, calm and strength that comes when we get grateful.
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I don’t. Not new ones, anyway. Instead, I simply remind myself of the decisions I made a few years ago after my husband’s death.
I call them my 5 Do’s and a Do-over (because everyone deserves at least one do-over!) and share them in my new video in the hope of helping anyone who might be grieving a death, a divorce, a job loss, or any painful, life-altering event, find the courage and strength to believe that, while life as they know it is over, the road they’re embarking on can be beautiful, hopeful and happy. Life can still be filled with sunny days, love and yes, laughter. Click here for video.
A Little Fear Is a Good Thing… A few years ago, when my younger son and I left my ex-husband and moved into an apartment, I discovered a quote that I fell in love with. It simply says, “If you can’t beat fear, do it scared.” Every morning I’d read that quote and ask myself if there was anything I was afraid of. And there was: I’m a writer. I write memoir. And I was writing at the time. What would my ex have to say? Would there be any repercussions? But I kept writing. I hit send, my work was published, and I survived. In fact, I thrived. And I learned something really important: a little fear is a good thing. For more, join me here.
So, you land your dream job and not a week into it you make some unsettling discoveries. Your boss is a micromanager. Your boss is at his or her desk 24/7 and expects you to do the same. You try for a while, but it’s not working out. Finally, you leave, maybe for another job, maybe to take time to regroup. When this happens, we need to ask ourselves, what did I miss? During the interview process or when I met the team, what did I miss? Sometimes there are things we didn’t notice or chose to ignore. But sometimes we didn’t miss anything. It just didn’t work out. And that’s because this isn’t Hollywood. It’s real life. For more, join me here.