lessons from my work life last year:
i have become a much happier and contented person after choosing to compartmentalise my social media and internet life into work and non-work; consequently, my multiple selves can live out their respective multiple lives in multiple places
i can feel overwhelmed by the number of things streaming into my inbox but i don’t have to do All The Things; subsequently, people can be upset if i say no but i don’t have to carry the burden of their disappointment
i will feel upset by microaggressions and racism and sexism but i can let these feelings pass through my body and not hold on to them; specifically, it is important to call out prejudice and inequality but after processing these feelings i should work towards improving the status quo
i may keep up-to-date with everything happening in the world but i don’t have to react to everything; alternatively, i don’t have to keep up-to-date with everything happening in the world all the time and can relinquish fomo
i don’t need to earn rest or kindness to myself like a reward but can always be restful and kind to myself as a baseline; accordingly, i will also treat others in kindness
goals for my work life this year:
to make more feelings into writings.
to share resources with those who need it.
to be a more empathetic mentor.
to be a more incisive thinker.
to be restful.