Happy Monday to you all!
As of last Thursday I have officially spent one month at my new job at Rock Connections. In that month we’ve covered a lot of ground. The benefits at this job are amazing, but boy do they make you earn them. Frankly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m happiest when I’m being challenged and I can tell that I will find constant surprises and challenges awaiting me in this position.
Now, if any of you out there are about to embark on the adventure of a new job, or if you’re still wet behind the ears at your current job, listen up.
It seems like something most people would know but many, myself included, oftentimes need to take a beat to remind ourselves that it is important not to let stress and anxiety cloud our minds. We do not function at 100% when, in our brains, there are a bunch of people running around screaming while fires rage on, unattended, in the background.
There really is a gif for everything!
My point is, nothing is accomplished by panicking. Sometimes it is necessary as a part of the Hard Shut Down of one’s own brain. Have you tried turning it off and on again? But, and I can’t stress this enough, only allow yourself a brief window to stress before rebooting.
Stress is not, sadly, limited to the experience of beginning a new career. It is an ever waiting goblin that hopes to catch you unawares when you are at your most mentally vulnerable.
Wherever you are in life, whether you are trying to balance work/writing/family/life, dealing with family drama, starting a new job, managing finances, or trying to maintain a weekly blog schedule, stress waits in the shadows.
The important thing is not to let it defeat you. You are stronger than your stress! The contributing stressors in your life, while important, are not worth your mental health. Or your physical health if you allow those stressors to linger.
Self care, everyone, self care.
Bye for now!