My initial thoughts about having a new employee observe me today were, “I hope I don’t get too self-conscious and mess up.”
I noticed the incessant thoughts projecting what it would be like to train a new employee again. I observed the tension I felt in my heart. The pressure.
Like I need more pressure in my life.
Instead of resenting the pressure I felt, I decided to change the narrative.
To set my intention not on being perfect but on being compassionate. Having self-compassion for having this additional responsibility. Having compassion for the employee getting introduced to her new workplace. And, overall, just taking it one step at a time.