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.