A pretty yellow flower to cheer me up before my optimism gets squashed again.
Today is going to be a long day, I can feel it coming. I have a meeting at work, at the job that has become like a bad relationship. I’m not sure we can turn it around. The thought of change is terrifying and exciting. I’ve been at my current job for fifteen years and I believe it is time to move on but to what?
What is the next chapter? What do I want to do? Where do I want to go?
In a job that is draining it’s hard to find the energy to be optimistic about an uncertain future. Especially when the past year has been such a blow to my confidence but I know that I am capable of more, that when I am excited about an opportunity and people believe in me I can achieve great things. So I will believe that there is something remarkable around the corner and once I close this chapter and shake the dust off, I will find it and put in the work to achieve it.
Yesterday I completed the 7 Habits course and I am really glad I took it. So much useful information and tools to use in my life. I am glad I took the course, I started the book years ago but never finished it. With a facilitator, especially one as good as Jodi, it’s easier to get through and understand. Also you have to do the exercises and group work which really help the concepts to sink in.
The best thing about the course, I’m now feeling very optimistic. I haven’t felt optimistic in quite awhile. Now I feel like I can get things under control and back on track to achieving my goals.
After a kind of tough first half of the year and getting slowly back to focusing on my life I think the 7 Habits will definitely help speed the process along. The learning doesn’t end after the course, there is a 7 week program to follow to get you used to living with and using the habits. I’ve already completed the first part of week one, which is to spend time planning my week. I have it set to start this Sunday for week one. I’ll let you know how it all goes as I work through it. Right now I think that 7 weeks from now I’m going to be back on track and in a really good place.
For anybody looking to find a way to focus on what is important and work a system into their lives for accomplishing what they want I would recommend taking a look at the 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.
Maybe I’ll change my mind but today I’m very optimistic and that feels good.
I think spring is here! Now if it snows again you can blame me.
Amazing what a little sunshine can do to lift your mood. Out on my bike on the weekend, a lovely walk home from work today and then off to yoga. I’m feeling human again. AND I have my scooter back on the road!
Feeling very optimistic and getting things done. Spring always a new start, clean the slate and get back on track. For some reason February and March were really hard, I just had no energy and just wanted to stay home by myself, sit on my ass and do nothing. Which is kinda what I did.
Now I feel rejuvenated and am making lists to get back on track. I have energy again, the funk is gone. Now I wonder how I ended up there but when it happens you can’t stop it. I think part of it was post vacation funk and part of it just tired of the cold. Maybe I just need to hibernate and now it’s spring and time to come out of hiding.
I’m totally ready to take on the world again and no longer feel like sitting on my ass doing nothing. Let’s hope the feeling lasts (I think it will) and carry me right through the summer. Maybe next year I’ll need a sunny location to look forward to in February or March to get me through those last few months of winter.