Monday 11th October 2021

Another full on kind of day. I didn’t sleep very well last night as I was nervous about lecturing today which meant that my cat Sohiecat was also unsettled during the night and that lead to distrubed sleep all round!

I had planned to go to the gym and I’d prepped everything ready so that this morning there was less prep but I chose an extra hours sleep over a workout! In the end I’ve actually done over 10,000 steps anyway so not a heart bumping workout but least I’ve been active most of the day.

One of my colleagues gave me a small gift today to welcome me into face to face teaching and to show their appreciation of the support I’ve given them over the past few months. Privately I did shed a tear at this as I still find it hard when people are nice/kind to me. Understand and celebrating my self-worth is work in progress.

I believe I’m one of life’s natural helpers, I thrive on helping others, in the past this was at the detriment of myself and my needs but as I’ve got older and wiser I’m now better as helping others without sacrificing myself. I’ve also learnt to only give help when asked or be a little less forthcoming with help.

When working with learners or businesses we often talk about playing to for your strengths or working on your weakness!! In an ideal world you’d do both but in reality you often have to chose where to focus. Personally I think I’m often the working or more rightly focusing on your weaknesses type person more then celebrating my strength. There is no right or wrong way to do it but I’ve realised recently that highlighting your strength is a much more positive place to be and that’s where I’m going to be putting my attention in the future.

Published by lincolnshiregirl

I'm 40 something gal living in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire, England. I run my own business which is a rollercoaster of good times and bad times but it is what makes life interesting. I'm a self-confessed foodie, which some people might think is bordering an obsession, but a good obsession I would say. I am a fully qualified food technologist, nutritionist and personal trainer and use my skills and knowledge to keep striving to better myself in all areas of my life. Despite being dyslexic I love reading both fiction and non-fiction books and usually have four or five on the go at any one time. I enjoy keeping myself fit and healthy by regular visits to the gym as well as enjoying open water swimming and sometimes I'm brave enough to swim without a wetsuit. This blog is all about my life and adventures.

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