We've all been there, right?
I've had my ups and downs as many do. One particularly difficult day left me feeling in an almost hopeless state of despair.
I had been experiencing a slow and painful build up of work and personal stress for a number of months and after an altercation with a colleague, it triggered an unfamiliar reaction. For the first time ever, I sat there at my desk - crying. Yes - That's right. Thankfully, no one else was around at the time!
I, like so many of us, had ended up overworking myself to the point of losing control of the small things. I felt like I was spinning plates in the air. The combination of personal life challenges, a toxic work environment, and this prolonged stress was having negative effects on many aspects of my life including my health, and my relationships. Having suffered depression as a teenager, I am always weary of the chances of spiralling into it again.
I drove home with tears running down my face that day. I felt like a huge failure and wondered what i was even doing with my life. I began to think of quitting everything. When i got home, a message popped up on my phone from an old colleague asking me why I didn't have "project management' on my skills list on LinkedIn as they wanted to endorse me for it. I almost laughed and said, "Really? Are you sure? I don't feel very good at my job right now," and they replied, "of course! You are a fantastic project manager...