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Work Me vs. Home Me

Who are you at work? Who are you at home? Are they related? If you are experiencing an inconsistency between your work self and your home self, it can leave you feeling discombobulated!

I remember I would have a crazy morning getting the kids ready for school. I’d be yelling at my boys fighting the daily battle to get them out of bed, to get them dressed, to get them through breakfast, and finally out the door! Late again!

Work me was never late, was always on time, and was always exceeding expectations. But, all of a sudden home me was dragging me down. I would get to work and be the super-friendly-high-achiever, but in the back of my head, I’d feel disappointed thinking of my out of control morning at home. I noticed there was an inconsistency in how I was showing up at work and how I was showing up at home.

I started to question the inconsistency. What was I doing differently at work than at home? What was I thinking at work that had me feeling more in control? I can tell you some of the thoughts that made me feel in control at work...I’m good at what I do, I’m capable of doing my job, I’m learning to improve at my job each day. Whoa! Was it possible that I could translate these thoughts to my home life? Thinking those thoughts about my parenting, I’m a good mom, I’m capable of parenting my children, I’m learning to improve at parenting each day, allowed me to feel in control at home.

If you’d like to discuss how you're showing up at work or home, or if you want to feel more in control, book a free 30 minute call with me.

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