Yes, I’m quoting a One Direction Song. Don’t judge me OK? I have pre-teen cousins.
Yesterday was a very bad day. Yesterday I had a mini-meltdown at work. I’ve never in all my years of work let that happen, but there were many factors to it. Thankfully things are more under control today alhamdulillah, but it just highlighted that I need to find coping mechanisms to deal with everything going on because this is real life. I can’t run away from things any longer and the more I do so, the more things will be harder to deal with when they rear their ugly head.
So, I’m not coping with everything going on. A lot of it is down to things at home, but there’s nothing I can really do about those. And I’m a control freak, I like to be able to control things and its very hard for me to let go and ask for help.
The only other time I had this happen was about 11 years ago at college and I had a total meltdown in college, which shows how bad things have to get for me to ask for help. I think I’ve been coasting these last few years, so maybe this had to happen because when the dam bursts, then something has to give.
In the profession I’m in, you have to deal with pressurised situations every single day, but I chose to go into this. I even did my Masters in the subject so it’s not like I was blind to it, but I should listen to my own advice as I did my whole dissertation on coping and stress. So, I need to re-learn coping mechanisms that will work in the long haul.
Let’s see, and hopefully things will get better inshallah.
What are your coping mechanisms at work? How do you organise yourself when you have lots to do?