Let’s be honest. Even if you don’t love your job there are little moments of triumph that boost your ego, your self-confidence and your profile in the business. And all of these add to your work persona.
If you love your job like me, these moments become a little like a drug. Bursts of adrenalin before presenting, that ego floaty feeling you get when you are praised for a job well done or the feedback is great. Or that giddy happiness you get when you’ve successfully landed and/or completed, that big job.
I’ve been on a constant “high” since lockdown started, because not only have I been busy with awesome things, I have landed some new work, and the feedback has been great so far. My drug of choice has been available to me throughout this lockdown.
I can only empathise and sympathise with those that do not have access to their work “drug” of choice. I know for a fact, I would be severely down if my fix couldn’t be had.
I have given some thought to how I would deal, if my work fix of choice dried up, whilst still in lockdown. Maybe these ideas could help you?
- Build a home-made water-cooler and force the family to hang out there to talk about TV
- Write that proposal for that idea you have had for years, but never had the time to put pen to paper.
- Try to get big on social media – I’ve already strategized how I am going to tag @vusithembekwayo and hope for a retweet.
- Bake a sourdough bread – apparently this is now a thing. I’m sure my family will be my cheerleaders on this?
- Write an article and get it published
- Figure out my Grade 8 daughter’s maths. “Working-mother-of-the-year-award-alert”
- Watch all one hundred and eleventy episodes of Game of Thrones. Then I can finally participate in some of those water cooler conversations.