👨⚖️ Feeling like you are being judged if you actually worked the hours you were contracted to do? (how very dare you!!)
⌛ Constantly having too much to do and not enough time to do it? (if you answered no, don't tell ANYONE where you work as they will all be after your job!)
📨 Sending e-mails at stupid o'clock?
😕 Desperately trying to prove your worth by going above and beyond? (don't worry, most of us have a bit of 'I'm not good enough' going on!)
🥴 General day in, day out busyness?
This needs to change people!
Really it does. 😢
I've worked with managers and team members who have burst into tears within the first 30 minutes of coaching session, just because someone takes the time to check in with them and ask them how they are REALLY doing. And because I am not part of the 'business', and they know my number one goal is to support THEM - they tell me. And it's sad. Some people are barely holding it all together and most of the time, no one else in the organisation knows. Because they feel sharing this kind of stuff makes their job security not so secure. And worst, they feel like a failure because they can't 'keep up.'
As much as I'd love to say this is a rare occurence, it's not. Even in companies and organisations that have shiny web pages talking about how great their culture is. The worst places I see it is often charities and non profits. I think the fact that these organisations often have such great causes - causes that their people are passionate about, can leave them feeling that what they do is never enough.
We spend a huge part of our day at work so don't we owe it to our people to do our best to make that as manageable as we can? Yes it's tough times out there for a lot of businesses and organisations but progress/growth shouldn't be at the detriment of someones mental health.
What about you? Is there a secret part of you that feels important when you are super busy at work? Do you feel your workload is manageable?
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