A significant portion of my time each day is spent at my day-job, where I get to design all the time. It’s truly wonderful and I know that most days I take it for granted. It’s so easy to complain about work. To focus on the negatives and how things could be better. And trust me, things can definitely be better.
This year, as most of you know, I decided to be more intentional about the time that I spend. I looked upon last year when writing my 2017 Goals, and realized that I had so much that I wanted to learn and be. The only thing that was hindering me from achieving any of those goals prior to this year, was me.
It started with changing my perception of myself – and that isn’t something that happened overnight. I work on it every day. I started reading about how He made me beautiful in all the things that bring me joy each day. Then I started making daily tasks for myself to complete in order to achieve the goals I wrote down. Little by little, day by day, I have been noticing a change.
Then one day last week, something happened at work that got under my skin. After a second of having a fit, I chose to put some lavender oil on my wrists and take a 2-minute break to meditate. I hate having to leave a job each day where I get to do what I love and feel like it’s not fulfilling me. I focused my energy on the fact that this little problem that had popped up would not bother me in 2 months. That this job, although I am doing what I love, is not supposed to fill my meter. It’s how I react to the situation and how I decide to take it in.
Don’t pour into someone’s life who doesn’t want to pour back.
That goes for everything in life.
I chose to take a moment, direct the negative energy elsewhere, and bring in the positives about where I’m at in life right now. That although work can be frustrating, I am unbelievably blessed to have an unrelenting support group of friends that work alongside me. And these people have poured so much into my life than I can ever repay them for.
From Where I Stand (this week’s Project 52 Photo Challenge prompt) has me leaving work more grateful than I ever have.