June 15, 2021
Learning To Take Time For Yourself
The past year has been a challenge. The pandemic has forced us to pivot, and in some cases do more than normal. Cutbacks have forced many to take on new workloads. For those in the I.T sector, for some, this past year has been a year of change. The work-from-home craze has forced many companies to find new solutions and options; due to COVID-19 and social distancing rules. Unfortunately, for some, we’ve gone full steam; working to ensure that the right technology is in place in order for businesses to continue to thrive. With that in mind, have you taken time for yourself? Have you ever had a moment to refuel?
There are many types of personalities in the technology sector. Whether you’re a Help Desk Technician, a Software Developer, or a Network Administrator, it seems that we’ve all been called into action. Many, unfortunately, have taken on an extra load. Depending on your work habits or style, the pandemic may have affected you in different ways.
Are You An Introvert Or Extrovert?
Now there are introverted and extroverted individuals. We all have to come to grips with who we are and how we choose to spend our time. For many it’s important to understand your mind and how to focus on your own personal well-being. Research shows that people who are comfortable with time alone experience increased happiness and better stress management. Enjoying time alone seemed to be linked to better life satisfaction and lower rates of depression. But what if you’re an extrovert? Time alone, away from colleagues may have been a source of anxiety.
Any workplace can be a potential cause or contributor to depression, depending on the level of stress. We are all different and need to find coping mechanisms; figuring out how to put ourselves first and focus on wellness. Remember that putting yourself first often necessitates undertaking tough choices that will benefit you in the long run. Keep smiling my friends.
You may not have time for an all-inclusive vacation or all of life's comforts, but that doesn't mean you can't prioritize your health. Do not let stress take hold, remember you can't pour water from an empty cup. Keep connected and take care of yourself first my friend.