Work your way

After a chillaxing Sunday spent on the beach, as I step in through the front door arriving home after at dusk, it hits me like a ton of bricks, as if someone has punched me in the stomach, the realisation that “Oh my God!” it is back to my 8- 5 unrelenting Groundhog Day tomorrow, it’s not a “blue” MONDAY it’s a very dark moody soul wrenchingly draining one! Most Mondays I instinctively chose a black outfit to wear and fooled myself and everyone around me by adding a colourful accessory to my dress that I was not in a deep dark head space because I was so unhappy in my working environment and with the job I was doing.

Instant Anxiety. Tears. De-pression. Debilitated. Helpless. Victim are words used best to describe the state I found myself in, especially as Monday drew closer.

As much as I try to stay present and enjoy the few hours left of my Sunday, I can’t stop my mind from racing forward into the future, about how much I hate the role and environment I am working in, involving mundane tasks, the capacity I work in is misaligned with my human design, resulting in me doubting my capabilities and competence for the role despite my proven expertise obtained through many years of working experience.

Doing the same mundane tasks in my job day in and day out is not what I am purposed to do in this life. Intuitively I know this to be true.

It felt like I was surrounded by this dark black cloud and functioning on auto-pilot because I believed “I had no choice.”

I learned the limiting belief that “Life is a struggle and work is not meant to be fun.” So, I had continued to push through each day reminding myself that  I needed to take each step day by day and make it through pay-check to pay-check.

Can you relate?

Were you raised with this limiting belief  or a similar one that “work or your job is not fun, and if you want to have fun you must go on holiday?”

Sound familiar?

Most Baby Boomers who informed my decisions held the same limiting belief system. This is how I managed to work in jobs that I was not the right fit for, for almost two decades, or with people who were not my tribe, for companies whose values I never shared in the end, rolling out processes that I never cared for until I started to align with my truessence.

The nagging voice that there MUST be more to life and work was not going leave quietly in the night until I surrendered.

I would always ask how others get to do work they love. If they can do it, why can’t I?

At some point, I knew I had to decide to change the way I worked.

I had to make it my mission to find a way to play myself to my strengths and not my limitations.

I had to align myself with my true essence and include meaningful soul work in my business aligned with my values, and interests, magic and be my authentic self. Everything I felt was validated after I had my “Human Design” read.

I owed it to myself and my family to experience calm, freedom, and joy in my day, and to know what it feels like to get excited about the day ahead.

Is this you? Does every day at work especially on a Monday feel like it’s Groundhog Day again?

Are you dying to make a change but not sure where to start?

Book a discovery call so we can shine a light and guide you to work your way, to design I life you love.

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Natalie Leach, CHRP, is the Founder and Director of Talent at Hands on Human Resources. She has gained a comprehensive understanding of people management from 25 years of experience in various sectors both in-house and HR Consulting. She is passionate about self-improvement and empowering people and organizations to thrive. Hands-on Human Resources offers Virtual HR and Talent sourcing services to South African SMEs. Send an e-mail to info@hohr.co.za to book a call.

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