Archive for March 2012
I can’t believe it’s already March of this year. It’s been a really busy couple months so far, both professionally and personally. Lots of changes this year. Even my office will be moving later this year to a new facility that’s about 2.5 miles from my current building. The only bad thing will be that we’ll be far away from the rest of the campus and will probably spend a lot more time waiting for the shuttle service to take us to the main buildings. A lot of people are angry and feeling like my department is being singled out and banished to the middle of nowhere, but it’s really just a matter of rearranging the entire campus. A lot of other people also have to change offices into other buildings to take care of an influx of new employees who need desk space.
So be it.
As with most changes in my life, I’m trying to learn to just go with it. I used to get quite stressed about a lot of small things that really didn’t matter, but felt monumental at the time. Even Frannie’s noticed that I’ve become quite calm about almost everything (except, I still get scared in the car when someone else is driving). I’m cool as a cucumber. Even at work, when people are freaking out over everything, I’m the person who’s trying to calm everyone down and find a viable plan that will get us where we need to be.
Panicking seems to lead to negativity and possibly yelling when things aren’t going how you’d like them to go, but how productive is that, especially at the office? Yelling someone down never seems to help, and only puts people on the defensive, and once someone closes down their brain in a meeting they stop participating and there goes on more source of useful input.
Being calmer is also having a really positive effect on my personal relationships as well, which is great. I used to get worked up about a lot of stuff, but now I feel like I let the vast majority of it slide if I deem it not-that-important, which is great. At least things seems to be going a bit more smoothly when it comes to friends and Frannie, so I hope this trend continues.
Like the Ministry of Information said back in the 40s, keep calm and carry on. And don’t forget to keep a stiff upper lip.