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(From the NYC subway... not the sandwich shop)
I recently saw two signs at NYC subway stops that stirred my personal beliefs around life-work balance AND on the upcoming We All Feel Support Groups that I am leading.
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The first subway sign was an ad for a mindfulness course that read: “… it will help you find calm in the midst of an often chaotic world.”
First, I think it’s really cool that this type of ad is even in the subway
Next, it had me reflecting on why We All Feel is a different kind of offering. Mindfulness is included in weekly sessions AND groups also provide space to feel and sit with the chaos. To be stuck with something heavy and know that other people are listening and are there for you. And that in time, those same group members will cheer you on when or if your situation changes or when you share on a glimmer of hope or accomplishment you are proud of.
The second sign said: “When you love what you do, it’s not work.”
I love what I do AND it is work!! Taking time off is endlessly valuable. Take your weekends seriously. Consider how you re-enter your work day after a holiday weekend. Shut your computer at a time that feels reasonable for you. Resist the urge to refresh your emails after your work hours. What else helps you?
PS In case no one told you today, I love you.
PPS Virtual support groups are forming and I can’t wait to offer them to teens and adults across the country. Learn more here.