Writing about emotional health is probably the hardest for me to write. Emotional health has definitely been on the back burner for a while. It’s easy to be buried in busyness- work, family, friends, commitments- and so emotional health gets neglected. 🙋🏽♀️ does that describe you too?
So I buried myself in work, which was easy because the majority of my jobs have involved some level of travel. It’s harder to form relationships and build anything when you’re always gone. In one job, I would be away from home all month, come in for the last weekend and then repeat the next. Crazy, right? And for a time, that’s great- I went to many places that I would never have visited; I was even sent to Brazil for a week for my job. Who wouldn’t love that?! But in all this travel, connections suffer and are harder to maintain.
Instead, I just didn’t deal with emotional health. I put time and effort into other aspects of life but didn’t properly process issues, feelings or concerns that would come up for me. Ignoring it just doesn’t make something go away. What I learned what it grows bigger because it was never dealt with.
And that’s what I’ve been trying to do as my level of travel has decreased. It’s not always comfortable and takes time to not fall back into default thinking leading to an emotional misadventure- at some point, I wanted to get off out of that loop. So cheers 🥂 to emotional wellness. Until next time!
(The pic is from the trip to Brazil)