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Emotions Are Curious Things...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Today I was feeling fine, working and getting things done and then a few little things threw me off. They were not major, a little hiccup with one of my colleagues who was being negative when I need him to get some things done, a comment from another person who seemed to suggest that a position I'm applying for will be filled from outside the company and then a somewhat negative comment I made about MYSELF. Totally unbidden it popped from my mouth. I don't usually do that. All of this together threw me off.

I say all this because one of my strategies to avoid overeating, etc is to track my stress, stop and notice it instead of blindly reacting.

I think it's partly insecurity about my chances for getting the position I'm applying for. And partly some personal stuff bubbling up.

I am recognizing it and moving on. I'm going to meditate a little bit and envision me being accepting and contented. Going to the gym and then watching the President's speech. Getting my stuff ready so I can go straight from work to yoga tomorrow evening. Going to sleep at a reasonable hour and focusing on being extra-productive at work tomorrow, making sure I am well-prepared for a presentation I'm making. That will make me feel better. Going to hot yoga tomorrow evening and setting it all aside.

I am not the sum of my accomplishments. If I don't get the job, it isn't the end of the world. We will find a way to make our deadline this week, one way or another. I will get through my personal stuff and be stronger for it.

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    I think your strategy is *spot on!* And your positive perspective will let your confidence shine through. Meanwhile, you're taking care of yourself so you'll be in a good place to face whatever comes next! If I may ask, do you have a regular meditation routine? I'm trying to get to that place - starting small with just a minute after foam-rolling in the morning. I'd be interested in hearing what works for you :-)
    1836 days ago
    gosh, I can so remember all the emotions and dynamics of the working world. I am so very thankful that I am retired now. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind knowing what I know now and be about 20 years younger and back in the work world.
    I love that you are going to visualize yourself in the position.....make sure you do that "network" thing to get to the decision makers for the position and go directly and tell them you WANT the position and what you can add to it.

    Make it a terrific day.
    1836 days ago
  • SCOOTER4263
    Worldly "accomplishments" mean pretty much nothing, in my opinion. It's nice to make the dean's list or get the promotion, but it isn't everything. Not by a long shot. Prepare as best you can, then let it go. Meditate. Breathe.


    ill have my fingers crossed that it works out the way you want it to, though.)
    1837 days ago
    Stay strong!!
    1837 days ago
  • LESLIE2561
    Way to hang in there! We all need to remember it's not what we do, but who we are that matters in the long run.
    1837 days ago
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