I am starting off this week with a very overwhelmed state of mind. Aside from it being the holidays and having a million things to do, I feel like it’s crunch time in life and I am not ready. This year was a big one for me – I turned 30, lost a good friend, got a new job, and met the man who changed everything for me. With everything that has happened, why do I still feel like I failed 2014?
So much of this year was rewarding and filled with moments that I am beyond proud of. However, there is no denying that this has been a tough year emotionally, especially in the career department. I have done a lot of back and forth with my career this year and uncertainty mixed with the lack of direction has me unsettled. Of course there is the part of me that appreciates having a job to go to (and one that allows me to live a comfortable lifestyle), while the ambitious soul inside me is currently having an explosive temper tantrum that I am not where I want to be professionally.
Luckily I stumbled on this article that talks about dealing with failure and it immediately reminded me that I am far from the only person dealing with this. Author Lindsey Saletta discusses how to face a ‘bad’ year with the simple phrase “this too shall pass;” a small phrase with a big impact. As mentioned in the article, I often allow the overwhelming feeling of failure consume me to the point of not being able to see anything but that failure. Rather than taking the time to evaluate where I am at and how to move on from it, I spend the time obsessing on the obstacles in front of me.
This week is dedicated to taking some time out to really look at where I am at and instead of getting stressed; I am going to be working towards finding positive resolutions. I have started writing down the things I want out of my career and what moves I can make now in order to get there. I am also taking inspiration from those around me in order to motivate myself to get where I want to be.
Feel free to leave your tips for dealing with a ‘failed’ year and how you deal with stress!Pin It