enjoy a gorgeous weather. charge my batteries after starting a new job.
Yesterday, I’ve started a new job.
It’s a new step in my American life. It’s the first time I have a real job with real people in a real company here.
It’s also the first time I work for someone else than myself in more than 15 years.
When I woke up, I felt what change feels like: a bit of excitement and a zest of pressure.
How is it going to be like? How will I get along with my colleagues? How quickly will I be able to absorb new information and processes? How will I combine my other professional duties with that?
On my way to work, I managed to deal with the stress by talking to myself: it’s only a job, it’s in a field I know and love (yoga), they’re only people, my health is good, kids are ok, etc.
Fortunately, it worked. Because when I arrived at the coffee place where my new boss and one of my colleagues and I were meeting, I was relaxed and able to focus.
It’s when I left that I felt the emotional intensity of the pressure that I had put on myself.
But part of me refuses to accept this idea: why would I feel challenged when I’ve done so many things much harder in my life?
I don’t have the answer. And I think the problem isn’t the pressure or the challenge itself.
The problem is not wanting to accept it. Because it says something nobody likes to hear: it says that we get scared sometimes.
So it probably explains my self-care act of the day.
When I got back home, I felt like I had left for centuries. I wanted to feel safe and loved.
So, Hubby, the kids and I placed a blanket in the backyard.
I made myself some tea and took a huge portion of cake from the birthday cake Duderina and my neighbor Ann had prepared with love (thank you so much) and I enjoyed the most beautiful weather of the season.
Most needed Self-Care.
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WHY IS IT SELF-CARE? When you have intense emotions like this day when I started a new job, you need to calm down to be able to go back to more neutral feelings. Enjoying a sunbath with your family is a great way to do so.
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If you experiment a new situation, in which you’re scared, perspective is key. Remind yourself of the following:
– How many times have you been in a new and challenging situation in life?
– How many times have been scared or anxious about the future?
– How many times have you feared problems to arise and your life to become harder?
And then, answer this unique question:
– How many times have you died of it?
If you’re reading this, you are alive.
You are alive and trying to take care of yourself.
So even if I don’t know you, I can tell you you’re doing great.
Almost all situations are less important than they seem to be.
So relax and thanks for reading!