A couple of months ago, I was frustrated when it appeared as if things at work were not going as I had planned. Fast forward to now and I find myself quite overwhelmed with all of the changes.
A new job, a new team to manage, new processes, new stakeholders, new colleagues, new projects, a new office… new everything! You must know that I am not the best when it comes to change so this implosion of my life has been incredibly stressful.
I must confess that some moments of my day are spent trying to stop myself from panicking. The other time is spent trying to clear out my mailbox!
Don’t get me wrong – I am loving it. I get home exhausted. I am learning something new each and every day and it feels as if at the end of each day, my brain is fried banana.
There are three things that keep me going:
- It’s comforting to know that the team I left behind are friends and a safe place to go visit. They take my mind off things, they ground me in a way and remind me of who I am.
- My new team are awesome. They have made it very easy for me to openly admit that I don’t quite understand what CTR or wireframe is.
- My bosses (a few of them) make me believe that I can do this. That taking on this challenge is a piece of cake. They have all been so supportive and encouraging. I will not let them down.
But for the moment, I need to practice my breathing. I noticed today that when I stress, I stop breathing and hold my breath in. It’s as if I will be able to stop time… just for a second while I try to catch up.
Sounds awesome, keep up the good work – we often do not have people employers are staff that are supportive and are willing to let us grow – face challenges head on, the super rugby ad says it best “pain is temporary, glory is eternal”
I also had the breathing problem, it could be anxiety, the best thing to do for that is to allow yourself to relax and analyse the stress.
Thanks Arnold. I like that word: Glory. 🙂 *breath*
I just love your blog, tx.
While reading your blog, I remembered a quote I read this past weekend..
“more tears have been shed over answered prayers than unanswered prayers – St. Theresa”
Such a beautiful quote! Thanks for sharing. (And for reading my blog) 🙂