#blogjune 10: Half day holiday

I’m about to go in to work a half – mainly I’ll be doing some comms stuff.

Having been very stressed by the organisational and role transitions I’m paying attention to maintaining my wellbeing – for a while there I was smoking having given up for more than two years. I’m very pleased that’s been firmly tapped on the head.

My insomnia’s dramatically improved though, which I really think is an outcome of looking for a role that is really going to throw up some challenges.

I’m reminded of when I first entered the workforce. I had a period of unemployment in my early twenties, and I recall feeling like everybody knew things such as where the pens were kept that were just beyond me.

At this point, I feel confident to locate pens myself (actually Sal and I created a futuristic-looking stationery set in a range of colours which you can see if you’re ever near my desk) and I don’t think there’s any secret knowledge floating around. I do feel like a nubster, which made yesterday’s talks a welcome chance to feel like I knew something about something for a while.


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3 Responses to #blogjune 10: Half day holiday

  1. Ruth Baxter says:

    I’m finally learning to care better for myself too 🙂 Positively this flows on to more productive work outcomes anyway, but I think it’s sad that the work/life balance is not emphasised more in workplaces.

    • seanmurgatroyd says:

      I do think there are good workplaces and bad.

      Mine seems to be pretty good – certainly I’ve personally been well supported to find that balance as I adjust to my new role.

  2. Penny says:

    I reckon it can take up to 6 months before you feel totally up with the play in a new job. Although, this one didn’t take so long since I already knew the people and places, it was just the role that needed adjusting to. Still, it’s all going to change again in the next few months which is unsettling.

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