I have spent the last few weeks becoming distressed and upset over some stuff happening in my job. There are things I cannot control, which frustrates me no end, as I can see what needs to be done, and cannot make it happen. This is all out of my control.
I have been losing sleep over it, crying (although, that could just be menopause!) and generally being worried all the time about it.
This week…I decided to stop this. It is hard to break the habit of a lifetime and not to stress myself out over work, but I am trying my best! I decided that now I am in my late 40’s (shhh!) that I should start enjoying things more…slow things down, and that there is nothing wrong with that.
I have spent most of my working life putting work first, working long hours, getting over tired and working myself up into a frenzy over it. Yes, I have loved my working life so far…but things now need to change.
I just don’t have the energy I used to, and there is nothing wrong with that. I don’t want to spend my days stressed about things I cannot control. I want to have more time to do other things, and the energy to do them.
Don’t get me wrong, I am yet to master not getting stressed about work, but I am moving towards my goal of having a more relaxed life!
I have never been so successful in my working life that I could consider giving it up…after all, there are still bills to be paid! I don’t really want to. I just want to enjoy the process more, and not get so worked up over things I cannot control in my working life!
Deciding this has made me feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Yes, I anticipate it will take awhile to make not being stressed a new habit, and there will be days when I know I will get stressed…but I am now old enough (again…shhhh!!) that I shouldn’t have to worry so much! After all, there is so much more to life!
So, I must get off to work…but going to work in a more relaxed way….NO STRESS FOR ME!!
I hope you are able to do the same! After all, it is Year of the MAGS – we should all be enjoying it more!!