Empowering Women

Flip the Switch

It’s been a month – the absolute worst month of my life. Getting through the day can be exhausting and I am operating in a fog on most days. It is frustrating. I want to operate at full capacity. I want to think straight. I can’t get out of my own way.
It is even more frustrating at work – I feel like I am about 95%. People say I am doing fine but I know what I am capable of and I know what I am not doing as I did before. It frustrates me.

I have an amazing executive and life coach in my life who shared with me some great coaching tips last week:

1. Don’t set an example for yourself that you can’t meet going forward. 

2. Celebrate what you are able to accomplish vs. what you feel you aren’t accomplishing. 

Great advice (as always)! I am flipping the switch! So instead of getting frustrated with myself for not being able to get in the office before 8am, I will celebrate getting into the office at 8:30. Instead of getting frustrated that I am not doing work from home in the evenings as I did prior, I will celebrate my ability to delegate, creating some much needed work-life balance, and checking my emails for outage restoration.

I’m doing the best that I can – trying to be the best employee, colleague, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and person in the world. It’s not always easy and please know that I am doing my best each day, even if it is not the way I used to operate. I live a life according to “before” the tragedy and “after” the tragedy. I am not the same person, nor should I be. Be patient. Be kind. Be mindful. The journey is long.

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