stay…

My work is undergoing a significant restructure presently, and there is a lot of stress about. We are having to wait another five weeks before the restructure is finalised and we know what the impact will be on jobs etc. So….

….I made this (below)  into a little poster for some of my friends at work — it’s my approach to the worry that goes with a big restructure. Just to try to stay present and…try to focus on what I need to get done that day and not think too much beyond that. It seems to me that over-thinking about the future is where the anxiety arises…

 

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3 thoughts on “stay…

  1. Restructuring is always scary, says one who has gone through it/is going through it. I think that phrase can apply to a good many things, not just restructuring. I am going to steal it.

    BUT, I am here because I just finished your book. I hope you don’t mind that I am hijacking your comments. I got it out at the library and now need to go find my own copy because I want it on my book shelves. Your writing is so real, I glimpsed moments of my early mothering, and feeling my way through love and life, which for me was sometimes pretty darned messy. Your turn of phrase caught my breath. I laughed and nodded furiously and your book was a delight for me to read today.

    I needed it. More than I could tell you here, more than I realised when I started reading. To glimpse that experiences that you think are yours can be so accurately described by another makes you feel a lot less alone.

    I also completely love your cover. Beautiful simple design.

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  2. Wow, what lovely words, Natasha! Thank you so very much! It means a lot to me to hear that you enjoyed the book and related to the poetry. Thanks so much for taking the trouble to stop in here and tell me. I really really appreciate it! The book has kind of ‘gone off the boil’ in my life of late….just because life is ‘Life’ and so busy, so it’s wonderful to be reminded that it is still out there and having a life of it’s own! x Helen

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  3. I’m not religious, but ‘Sufficient unto the day’ (as well as ‘Do Less!’) is my motto and my mantra when things are going wobbly. Here’s the full quote, for quote-spotters:
    Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:34 (King James Bible)

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