Prioritizing Wellbeing in 2020
Reflections, practices, and acceptances of the circumstances we face.
recognize the irony that as I sit here writing this, my own sense of well-being feels pretty low. I am exhausted. Many of us are. In this moment, I’m reminded of a conversation I was in with members of our leadership team. As a mom of a 4-year-old and a wife of a high-risk individual, there was a moment where I began to spiral. I had a list of objectives that all felt high priority and a home life that splashed in throughout the day as I juggled childcare and home-care while sheltering in place and working from home. In a moment of vulnerability that is not uncommon in our meetings, I let my colleagues know I was struggling and that I needed help in prioritizing the critical work that lay ahead of us in 2020.
They turned to me and said, “Joann, we hear your struggle and guarantee that there are others on the team experiencing exactly what you are feeling. Let’s figure out a way to ease the tension across the board.”