Happy New Year my beautiful ladies! You have entered 2017 and I am sure you did it being your kickass and classy self. Beginning of a new year signifies new motivation and zeal to live a year better than the previous one.
Every year we quietly promise ourselves to stay determined, inspired and strong to carry on. There are things unsaid and undone that we wish to accomplish and dreams we wish to catch. But, sometimes what we also carry with us is a baggage. A baggage of emotions, disappointments, failed responsibilities and unfulfilled desires.
There are things unsaid and undone that we wish to accomplish and dreams we wish to catch. But, sometimes what we also carry with us is a baggage.
So, this year let’s all deal with it a bit differently and try not to carry it with us till the end. Now, you may wonder what this baggage holds. So, here is the deal. This baggage is full of our professional frustrations, family adjustments, love and relationship confusions and diverted personal focus. When it comes to your career, family, love and relationships and yourself, there is nothing that cannot be dealt with.
We have come a long way, beautifully managing our work and personal lives. Now, we cannot let self-doubts put our journey to a halt. We are here to win and we shall win.
My work, my way!
Being an independent professional and a strong headed woman is not an easy task. You always need to hold your head high and chin up. We face several problems at our workplace each day. Problems that we sometimes cannot talk about and deal with alone as we get too busy getting things done to perfection only to neglect it or voluntarily avoid it.
We face problems like a misunderstanding with our colleagues, miscommunication with our bosses, the pressure of performance and fear of making mistakes and losing our jobs and what we don’t realize is that we carry this heavy baggage of big and small issues from one year to another.
Hold your head high and chin up. Being a strong headed woman is not an easy task.
This year, change the game. It’s your work, your issues and definitely your way, to deal with it. Talk to your colleagues, be friendly with your bosses, do tiny things with perfection that will reflect in your big work and keep performance and good conduct your only goal. Do your work, your unique way, and there is nothing that can stop you.
My family is my strength!
Today, balancing work and a family together, is one of the most difficult things to do. At times you will feel frustrated, depressed and even feel like giving up. Off course we cannot give up on our family, so we give up on our work. Another problem faced by thousands of women every year.
A perfect balance cannot be struck by only one individual. It requires equal contribution and participation by your family members. But, some of us are apprehensive asking for help or even talking about it. If ever there is a situation where you need to choose between family and work, tell your family, find a solution that suits everyone the best and don’t ever think of giving up on your career.
Make your family understand what kind of work you do and how important it is to you. Ask your spouse to equally share household and your kid’s responsibilities. It has to be a team effort, you are not the only one running this race. So, this year, promise yourself a better work-life balance and much-needed strength and encouragement.
My work and love relationships are two different things!
I see a lot of young couples working and living together. They have their goals and priorities set. They know exactly what they want from their careers but sometimes fail to understand what they want from their relationships.
The work pattern and pressure are the same but expectations are different. They face small issues like office timings, giving time to each other, finances and work preferences. With couples who have just started working, it becomes more difficult. These couples are equally professionally talented and focused, hence, it becomes a bit difficult to compromise and adjust.
But, if your work and relationship both are equally important to you, you shall find a way to deal with it. Best thing to do this is involving your partner in your work. Both need to see the challenges in each other’s work life and make their love life a little less challenging.
Challenge yourselves with the impossible and it will bring out the best in you.
I have come so far, I shall not stop!
Finally, the biggest baggage of all is the one we create for ourselves. We doubt our competence, our potential, our strength and our skills. Having doubts is good but, having a doubt whether it can be dealt with is bad. We feel depressed, lonely, scared and sometimes clueless. New Year is not the only time for introspection, it needs to be done every day. We can find a new person with-in us every single day. A woman has the strength to challenge herself in different ways and that is what we need to do. Challenge ourselves with the impossible and it will bring out the best in you. We have come a long way, beautifully managing our work and personal lives. Now, we cannot let self-doubts put our journey to a halt. We are here to win and we shall win.
Like I said in the beginning of this post. We need to empty our baggage. We cannot carry it along with us, year after year. Let’s start 2017 with new enthusiasm and motivation. It’s time we take charge of our lives. It is our game to play and our game to win.