2016 did not start off as planned.
A new year always has one hoping that the incoming one would be better than the last, and, of course, I, too, feel the same way.
However, the last few weeks of 2015 had brought with it a few (extra) challenges that were not expected, spilling over to the year that is.
Having been in HR for some time, I know that stress is to be expected, and I should say I am quite used to it by now. Still, I can’t say that I have come out of the past events unscathed, so much so that I have ruminated a bit on what I’ve gotten myself into (for the past 10 years or so, haha), and whether it is where I wish to remain. But that is another story for another blog post.
On the upside, though, these stress areas are confined to work matters, for which I am most grateful. Stress should be expected at work, and at work it should stay. I am grateful that my personal life is peaceful and relatively uneventful. Thus, I am absolutely positive that things are still going my way. Stress at work, peace at home. That is how it should always be.
As the new week rolls around, things are settling down, and we are, more or less, going back to our usual routine. Fire-fighting can take a back seat for now. Maybe we can even proactively butt heads with concerns yet to come. One team member had just volunteered to take on a task he has never done before, saying he can help out with it while he has no deadline to meet this week. That’s a good sign, right?
Yep, definitely a good sign.