Changing It Up and Understanding People
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Today, I saw 189 on the scale! Yay! Back in the 180's again...finally. Now, to stay here and move onward and downward. That is my current mission...and I choose to accept it!
This afternoon at work, I had a brief twang of "I want some chocolate." I was near the break room and I knew I could go to the snack area and get some chocolate...or go back to my work area and get some chocolate (we have a bag of kisses). But another part of me didn't want to get near that slippery slope. So, I asked myself why I was wanting chocolate...what was wrong? I had been working on the same tasks for several hours. It was a long haul of work. I was getting through it and doing a good job and proud of myself...but I was also feeing that "I need a break" feeling. Aha. Okay. What could I do besides have a chocolate break that would suffice? Could I change it up and work on something else for awhile? I thought about it on my way back to my desk. I had been listening to Pandora while I worked like I usually do. I decided to change it up and listen to Spark Radio. I switched it over and started it up and VOILA! It worked. No more chocolate cravings. I was ready to enjoy the new entertainment and get more of my work done. Sweet!
Then, on my way home, I was thinking about my work situation. I work with a lot of people who are very different from me. I am very focused and really stick with my tasks. I'm very quiet while I work. I try not to disturb others. That's just me. There are other people in my company who are more extroverted and boisterous and multi-tasking. As I was driving, I realized that we are all headed to the same destination. We are trying to get our work done. But we are driving different vehicles. So, while I am "driving" a vehicle that likes to go straight from point A to point B and not stop off here or there or go off-roading, others are driving those off-roading vehicles. We will all get to where we are going...but in different ways. It's okay that I stick to the road and work quietly and focused. And it's okay that they work more loudly and "all over the place". This metaphor really helped me to understand and feel okay with who I am and also very okay with how other people are. It was a bit of an aha for me. I've been trying to get a grip with the collaboration of so many different personality types working in the same organization. This really helps me.
Hope you all are having a good week! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on!