The post this week is from our American colleague, Sharon Frey, and is printed in the Huffington Post.
I’d never felt so unfairly accused.
My boss told me of a complaint she’d received about my attitude, management style and performance which I felt was grossly unjust.
But instead of coming to my defence, in my dumbstruck silence she said: “I think you should take tomorrow off and think about what has happened. Maybe that will help you consider how to amend your ways.”
I went home, curled up on the couch, and tried not to ruminate about what had just happened. But my reaction to what had occurred kept pushing its way into my thoughts, along with questions about myself.
Talk about stressful.
I admit that sometimes I’ll turn to a goofy cat video to de-stress at the end of the day. But I clearly needed something much more than a good laugh to push through my distress and figure out a way forward.
Research shows anxiety and conflicts aren’t helpful for health and well-being, a point I really take to heart. Wanting to live a healthy lifestyle without needing to look to a biomedical remedy, I yearned to find a more peaceful frame of mind from which to address the situation. As I did so I began to recognize the necessity to express more humility………Read more HERE