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Pearls of wisdom

I spent a worthwhile hour this morning talking to a counselor about my work situation. She gave me three gems.

The Amethyst: "Norm's been given half a job and you've been given two jobs. If you weren't stressed out by that, I'd be worried about you."

I gotta tell ya, that was incredibly validating. (For one thing, it made it--ahem--crystal clear that the "hard realities of the economy" don't apply as much to Norm as to me.)

The Ruby: Me: "I'm afraid I've been given this extra job because I'm lazy and my existing work is easier than everyone else's."

She: "Is it possible that you've internalized some messages that you don't really believe? Could it be that you're efficient, clever, and just plain fast?"

Me: \o/

The Emerald: "Suit up, show up, and be entertained".

This may be the best work advice ever.

I was already suited up, so I got on my bike and showed up, and I've been trying to be entertained all day.

it's making a big difference. By focusing on what I like to do and what's fun, I've begun digging out from under the overwhelm in some material, calculable ways.

I feel so much better! Thank you, wise counselor!

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