What seems to be the problem
I noticed a pattern going on, and from experience I could tell that solving problems needs looking at it differently. maybe the issue is not with a bad situation or a workplace attitude, maybe the issue is with me.
A bit of the same old
When a problem repeats itself over and over in different situations that means changing the environment didn’t solve it, and perhaps my attitude towards the problem is the problem itself.
The cycle will repeat itself until broken
I blogged about the vicious cycle that is life in Libya, and that it needs a permanent break before it swallows us whole, two years later and things are pretty much the same, at least I must prevent the abusive patterns from appearing in my life.
It’s okay not to be okay, it’s okay to ask for help
I’m reminding myself with these simple facts, having too much to do and a little time to rest or do the things I like doing is unhealthy, being overworked is unhealthy, and saying no when something seems too much is the right thing to do.
The right attitude
Looking out for number one is an important lesson I learned from a foreign principle I worked with, your health is your most valuable asset, always stay healthy and keep yourself together. Nothing is worth losing your health for.
Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it
An important lesson I take from my working experience is : There is something as too much work. Being burnt is not okay, killing myself to meet deadlines and keep the wheel rolling is not okay, unnecessary sacrifices are not okay. Everyone has limits!
A change of scenery isn’t always the solution
I learned that if you think and act the same, then no matter where you go, you will carry your problems with you; not only that! You will fall victim to the same patterns you were desperately trying to avoid!
It’s okay to make mistakes, it’s not okay to repeat them.