I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed the last few weeks. My new job is extremely busy and I’ve found that when I get home around 6:00pm each day, I am so exhausted that I don’t even feel like opening up my Macbook.
Something is definitely wrong if that’s the case! On the other hand, every morning, when I get ready for work, I’ve noticed that I just don’t feel as “moxie” as I usually do. Don’t get me wrong, I am not conceited nor am I narcissistic, but overall I just don’t feel I look as good I should.
I’ve written about the need for a vacation (http://www.culturefeast.com/its-time-for-a-vacation/) and how that can do wonders to refresh your soul, your work ethic as well as your personal relationships with others. But the honeymoon of my vacation has now passed into the vaults of past memories, and life is hitting me left and right with constant things needed to get done.
Today I had a haircut appointment at lunch. Naturally, I was feeling stressed because I had three candidates coming in today all around the lunch hour so I needed 30 minutes to be able to make my appointment. Would I be able to make it? Would my hiring manager get upset if I was a bit late? Do I have time? Dang it, I really need a haircut!
After all was said and done, fifteen minutes later, I left my salon with a freshly coifed buzz cut. I instantly felt better. I recall walking outside, towards my car, and feeling a fresh breeze of hot Dallas air breeze past my ear. I got a haircut! I feel good!
As silly as it sounds, that’s all it took to make my stressed and not-so-fun day turn into a good, fun and hope-filled day. Who would have thought something so simple would do that for me? I feel better, I look better and therefore I am better.
Why write about this, you may ask? Well, I just want you to think about something. What is something small you can do for yourself to give yourself a much needed “pat on the back?” It doesn’t have to be a week’s worth of vacation on an exotic beach. It doesn’t need to be a new car or an entirely new wardrobe to refresh your look. Do something small, that you will enjoy, and I guarantee you it will add much needed fuel for your tank. After all, if a buzz haircut can do that for me, just think what the world has to offer next!