How is it Thursday already? This week has flown by! Today isn’t about beer or my favorite things. It’s actually about one of my least favorite things, drama and stress!
I have always been told that I thrive under stress, I do my best work with a deadline. The problem with that mentality is that I am always stressed. I take work stress home and it bubbles into my relationships. It’s too hard to come home and be exhausted from sitting at a desk all day. And I’m sure the Husband isn’t too happy to hear about the woes of my job.
My major problem lately is that I let everyone else’s problems be my problem. I am always the shoulder to cry on and the person to vent to. What this means is that when my office is having a bad day, it tends to rub off. I have always been a social person and I can’t help but eavesdrop sometimes (I can’t help it if you are going to yell your problems across the office) and this gets in the way. I am also not going to problem solve for you. Research your problem or ask an expert, not your neighbor. As I read this back to myself, it seems a little harsh but true.
This week I am putting my foot down! I need to take a big breath and remember that work is work and it should stay at work. And work gets hard, I just need to take a walk and work through it. I have had jobs that have required hourly attention and thankfully, this isn’t a job like that. And when things get stressful for my neighbors, I need to grab my headphones and stay focused. I still want to be the compassionate person I have always been but I can’t let my empathy get in the way of me having successful days. It’s time to focus on me and my work load and not everybody else’s!
Do you worry about work? How do you keep stress from coming home with you?
Do you know what’s worse than traveling for work? Settling back into normal life after a work trip… I’m always so tired, too lazy to cook, and my normal schedule is haywire.
Wish I could order room service every morning!
This was a strange benedict… more eggs under the ham and no muffin
Tasty cocktail at Tavernitas! thanks, Lindsey!
I did get to go out a little bit and I got some great shots of one of my favorite cities!
Our train stop for Wrigley!
And now that my suitcase is unpacked, we are starting to look at quick summer trips around Colorado. We are looking at finally spending a weekend in Colorado Springs (any tips?), down to Durango, and possibly another trip to Palisade and Grand Junction! We live in such a diverse state, it would be a shame to spend any more time at home.
Tell me about your favorite trip! Or tell me where to go!
Not going to lie, this week has been tough. I never settle in from trips well and I am doing two of them back to back. We drove home on Sunday and we got mostly unpacked. After 13 hours in the car Sunday, I was ready for some sleep. Monday was spent on the couch with ice packs and ibuprofen. And yes, my bruise is healing nicely. Lesson learned, new pool liners are slippery. The rest of the week was spent prepping myself for my work trip this week, trying to stay motivated to keep moving (a few dog walks and a new yoga class), and eating too much junk (who wants to cook when it’s 100 degrees out?). Needless to say, I’ve been a grump and therefore I have no Friday Five.
I am hoping to have a successful trip and come back all bright and happy. Definitely going to check out some new breweries in the area and I can’t wait to share them with you. I’ve also gotten some writing ideas swirling in my brain. I just need to get a few minutes to actually sit down and write them out. Until then!