In case you were curious, I got productive yesterday. Which is code for, “I applied for another job.”
[It’s important to have a standard for success.]
As you know it was going slowly because I couldn’t focus. I was compulsively going over the same inane thoughts. Does anyone else do this? Occasionally find yourself worrying obsessively over something that you absolutely can’t control? Because that is what I was doing yesterday.
Until I wasn’t.
It sounds trite, but the worrying stopped when I got on the phone with someone and talked. Because when I start worrying incessantly it becomes hard to determine which of my concerns are valid and which ones my mind has trumped up in an effort to be right.
[Silence feeds my nasty cycle of thoughts.]
So I used some words to stop the cycle, give air to my concerns, and tried to return to the business of getting a job.
AND I DID!
Within an hour I had found a “quality” posting, revamped my cover letter, and submitted my application.
Listen, I know. It may not sound like a huge accomplishment, but I’m notorious for getting worked up and staying worked up. And yesterday, I didn’t. Stay worked up, that is. I got worked up and got back to doing something that I didn’t really want to do, but am committed to.