Stress at work can be caused by so many things and sometimes there isn’t a reason, little things add up and cause a snowball effect, to the outside world you have it all but inside you want to be free. Though my blog normally concentrates on templates relating to work for procurement professionals, I have decided to post an emotional piece because we are only human and we get stress at work.
Your wings already exist all you need to do is fly. Work whether if its permanent or temporary is a place that you spend 50% of your day, equal to the same amount if the time that you spend at home with family and friends. Some things in life are permanent but a job isn’t one of them. If you are feeling tied down to something that you no longer enjoy don’t be afraid to take a risk. At the same time don’t be reckless, your reputation is important, the most important thing to remember is that you have a choice, don’t let others sway your decisions, come back to your inner self and believe that if you want to fly the nest when your ready you already have what it takes. If your wings need strengthing before you can fly, take the time to nurture yourself. If your line of work is procurement and you want to work with me as your coach to speed up your progress, I can provide procurement coaching. If you prefer a lifestyle coach click here
Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations. Life is one big road trip, sometimes you can be on a road seemingly never ending with the same grey scenery. The next day the sun’s out and you have arrived at a beautiful destination. Take one day at a time because you never know where you might end up!
ok, that’s a slight exaggeration but with good planning, you can do a lot more. I say to my husband I am retiring at 60 even though the official retirement age is a lot higher. I want to have my mortgage paid off and living a free life. To hell with it I want to live freely before I’m 60. I don’t want to wait until I’m old before I have my freedom, what if I get ill and die next year or even next month. I’m willing to earn less but I’m not willing to compromise on my rates charged, therefore I will work earn a lot but work less! The perfect recipe for a good life. My skills for hire are only suitable for those who need procurement support so if you need a consultant or a retainer get in touch! If you want something you need to plan for it, life isn’t a bed of roses where you get everything free unless you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Take chances, get your head into gear and save, save, save. Earning money is important, spending it is delightful but saving it allows you to what you want. You will know when that moment hits you when you want to make that decision to what you want, even if it flies in the face of convention.
Finally, every day is a second chance. You might think you’ve blown it but people are forgiving if you are genuine. Everyone makes mistakes some little and some big, the main thing is to take ownership of your decisions and learn from your mistakes.
Stress at work is something that can happen to any of us and strike when least expected. You are not just one job, you are the sum of all of your achievements. Find a way to re-connect with yourself and one day everything will fall into place!