The past few days have been a bit of a whirlwind. I ended my time at one job, spent a great weekend at home and away from the city and then jumped right into my new role. It feels great to be getting back to PR, working with a bunch of talented people in a fast paced environment –but boy, things are picking up fast!
The change of pace and steady filling calendar are both welcomed, but will absolutely require some life adjustments. The only way to respond to change is with change. It’s easy tor resist at first –we’ll try to keep waking up at the same time even after entering new roles only to find ourselves late. Or plan complex meals for the week only to find ourselves tossing fresh produce and digging through menus for the fourth time in one week.
It’s important to be flexible, and resist the urge to…well, resist.
When things start to change and adjustments are called for, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all of the shifting and moving. Getting uncomfortable is exactly that, uncomfortable.
I’ve been writing a post it everyday for the past few days now, to remind myself to check in and make sure that I’m bending and not breaking as all of the change occurs. I’ve been titling be well and just writing simple reminders to myself like to drink enough water, take breaks from staring at a computer screen and to go to bed at a reasonable time.
This little daily check in probably doesn’t seem like a lot, but it definitely makes a big impact. Just taking the time to dedicate a moment to self care –reminding yourself that taking care of you does matter, is important.
If you’re also in the midst of some significant changes –or maybe resisting the change happening around you, I hope you’ll adopt these small check ins as well. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
When is the last time I ate a real meal?
Did I really rest well during my last sleep?
Have I had enough water?
When is the last time I checked in with a loved one?
Am I wearing an outfit that makes me feel confident and comfortable?
Am I over-consuming social media or any form of media?
When is the last time I had a really good conversation with someone?
Am I actually being productive or are you just really busy?
Check in with yourself as often as you need to and be sure to follow up in the areas you aren’t doing as well in. Embrace the change, stay flexible and thrive in any situation.