My job has been difficult since September 1 (except for the 2 weeks I was affected by the government shut-down). One of my co-workers has been out collectively for about 5 weeks since then caring for an ailing parent.
I work for a court & my team adjudicates & processes about 80% of the court's entire case load. We do between 2100 & 2500 cases per month, usually.
Historically, my section has always been understaffed because we are overachievers.
When we are missing one person for so long, it's pretty catastrophic. As a result, I've been doing a lot of extra work which equals a lot of extra stress for me. Some of it is self-imposed since I'm one of the overachievers & I like to have a clean desk when I leave for the day.
There are so many things in this life that are way beyond our control. I wouldn't say I'm a control freak (hubby might disagree), but there are certain aspects of my life that I like in a nice neat little package. Unfortunately, life isn't like that, right?
I need to let go of this stress. It's got me so messed up the last several months & it's been a long time since I slept well for a whole week. I'm getting a good night here & there. Hence, I need to realize that I can't do anything about these things which are beyond my control. I need to let it go & just do the very best that I can during the hours that I'm on the clock.
I need to just be still & breathe more.
The stress has been such that I don't like my job very much right now & I'm becoming bitter.
Life is just too sweet to be bitter.
The good thing is that I work today & tomorrow & then I'm off until the new year. I really need this break.
But for today & tomorrow: Let's try to just let stuff roll off. No stress!!! Who is with me?
Plank Update: I did 4-1/2 minutes yesterday. Today is 5 minutes & then the challenge is completed. Then it's time to come up with a new challenge.
Blessings to you!!