Setting Intention for Self-Compassion

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.

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.

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