Breaking trends

I left my job in the dental field almost six months ago. I was sick mentally and physically. I was so far beyond burnt out that I was unrecognizable to myself.

Over 10 years ago, I left a church. I was mentally and physically sick. I was so far beyond burnt out from volunteering a lot of hours a week, working and going to school that I just collapsed.

See a trend?

down trend

 

Balance is not something that comes easily to me. When I’m in, I’m ALL IN.

all_in

This week, I’ve been in the process of interviewing for jobs. Yes, I’m still working on building a business…but the bills have to get paid. So…I’m diving back into dentistry.

I’m afraid. I almost feel like a failure. Failure is necessary for success.

failure

I’m not afraid of the work. I’m good at what I do. I’m good at dealing with patients and doctors. I am really good at helping patients overcome fears.

What I’m not good at…is balance. I allow myself, I work myself to burnout.

scale

So, when I get one of the jobs for which I interviewed, I will hold myself accountable. I have to create a very clear boundary. Dental/work is for the office. I pick up the mantle when I enter the door, and I hang it in the office closet when I leave.

Over the past six months, I’ve learned a lot about myself. I have to take those lessons into the next season. I won’t make those mistakes again.

-I will still maintain high expectations of myself wherever I work

BUT:

-I will not work myself to death.
-I will keep working toward my goal of having a successful coaching business.
-I will take care of myself through exercise, healthy food choices, meditation.
-I will have a social life, because fun is necessary.
-I will travel and enjoy my life

Rock bottom is a scary place…but it is a good foundation for the future, as long as you have learned the lessons that got you there in the first place.

 

 

 

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7 Responses to Breaking trends

  1. mclaborn says:

    Might I suggest one more “I will”?

    I will become a part of a good Bible-teaching church.

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