how easy it is to slip into the company of unhappy when it comes a JOB.
both the mental unhappy – why aren’t things different?
and the emotional unhappy – why can’t I do more than just this JOB?
er. because this is what I signed up for…hello!
…and how super easy it is (for me) to slip in the yuck when someone else is feeling fearful.
I have a tendency to jump right off the high dive with ‘em… whaaat?
can feel my heart beat quickening. but not in a good way.
my pulse pumping blood through my veins. I know my BP increases when I feel this way; if I look down @ my chest, I can see how fast blood is pumping in and out of my heart. not my heart beat.
but the pressure-full blood moving in and out.
do I jump?? do I?
and then my ego, lizard voice begins to chime in. or did she show up first?
huh. she begins squawking out of my mouth. well, she said x, then y, and can you believe it, that ZZZZ happened? the ego pushes me right out there so I can be there with my friend…and what she’s going through.
not what I am.
my fear partner in crime chimes in and says, really, say more! with her eyes wide open.
and then the dialogue continues in a somewhat stilted symphony, until it reaches a crescendo that overwhelms both of us.
and we take pause. and I realize what I’m doing. she realizes what we’re doing.
we look at each other. and laugh.
without saying anything, we both realize how nut-so ridiculous we are being – who wants to be the whiner?
but it bonds so gracefully. 😉
we pause. and breathe. and begin to rejoice all the good that a JOB brings us…
and then everything returns to baseline. phew!
I see myself doing this almost every day. it’s so easy to slip into the negative – yet I hate going there, it feels crappy. when all I really want to do is coast the sparkly rainbow highway. which is always overhead. and certainly not over-rated.
do you do this? I know I can’t be the only mulligan or corporate junkie who does.
come on, and share. I’ll jump right in there with ya. 😉