I’ve been experiencing a really hard time for the past few weeks.
As regular readers know, there are many changes at work. One of the decisions of the new leadership was to move forward with a training that has been delayed for 2 years. I run this training and am excited to do it, but it means I have to rush some preparations. Some of the preparations are important.
I’m doing this one-week training on top of conducting another one-week training 2 weeks before.
I’m busy. I’m very busy.
In the middle of all this busy-ness, the bosses decided we had to move cubicles within the office taking a day away from preparation.
This sent me over the edge, and I began to experience symptoms of extreme negative self-talk. The result was that I had to take days off work due to the stress losing more valuable preparation time.
In all this I have discovered a new tool that works great! When I get an extreme reaction, I feel exactly where it is in my body. I picture its shape and color. I really get into feeling it. I then ask it what it wants me to know and what it needs from me. Every single time, it needs my attention in some way. I then give it that attention. I go further by thanking it for being brave for holding that important feeling. This always has a way of calming the whole feeling. This new tool really works!
I have no idea if the trainings are going to go well, but I’m going to show up and do my best.