As some of you know, I started a new job in January. I’m using my skills, experience and expertise while having lots of new challenges. It’s a great organisation and a great team. It all sounds just lovely doesn’t it?
However, I have inherited a bit of a mess with issues and problems, which as a manger it’s my job to resolve. Then of course there is the the huge workload. I can spend 5 hrs a day in meetings, often do not get a lunch break and have to stay late to get work done.
I keep reminding myself, prior to starting the job, I’d been incredibly ill and stuck in bed for 2 weeks. So it’s no surprise that by Thursday evening my brain and body are totally done in.
The super, super good news is that my working week is 4 days and I get Fridays off. Woop, woop, hooray, hooray!
Fridays have now become a huge blessing in my life.
I have fallen in love with Fridays.
I need Fridays like I need oxygen.
Fridays are now most definitely deserving of the title Feel Good Fridays.
Current Themes for My Feel Good Fridays–
- Harness a sense of blissful relaxation
- Respond according to my energy levels (or lack of them)
- Spend quality time with my dog
- Do some blogging and checking out my wordpress reader
- Go for a walk, get some fresh air
- Have a nice treat – a soak in an aromatherapy bath, foot spa, facial, massage or hair appointment
I do feel confident that it will get easier at work in time. I hope that my energy levels will improve a little so I can start to do other things on a Friday. I will be exploring themes around maintaining a work/life balance in future. For now, Fridays are all about feeling good and looking after my health and well being.
How do you manage work stress and pressure? What tactics do you have for managing your health and well being on a regular basis? Do you have any top tips for managing a work/life balance?