I may have already declared this particular quote as a “Monday Mantra” but it fits for this week.
I have been fighting incredibly hard not to feel stressed out by my particular co-worker. Last week I feel like I kind of lost that battle. By Friday I felt worn out, I felt like I didn’t know how much longer I could last.
I know that’s not really the case. It’s just that by the end of the week I was really feeling late nights, my cousin’s cancer, being sick, and the flurry of things that need to be done before Mergsie’s wedding. I didn’t have the energy left to deal with my co-worker. But I hate that it wore me down so fast.
I only have a four-day work week. I need to focus on being patient with my co-worker, she is obviously struggling mightily and it leaves her feeling stressed and vulnerable. I need to give her grace. But I also can’t beat myself up if I need to close my door for 30 minutes and have some space.
So be gentle with yourself this week, that’s my goal.