Who am I? (Not “what”, but “who”!)
When did you last ask yourself that question? How do you see yourself and how do others see you? Take five minutes now to write down everything you are proud of, what you do well, and what others like about you.
This year has clearly shown us that certain functional labels are perhaps no longer part of our identity at a time when words such as “profession” or “workplace” are suddenly subject to change. Perhaps your world seems upside down, the existential pressure is increasing and you feel the heavy burden of responsibility.
High time to pause, listen deep inside yourself and ask the question: Who am I really? What are my facets? What drives me? What gives me my energy?
The answer to that will help you visualize your strengths and competencies. You must focus on them to counter stress and uncertainty.
This takes courage, patience and a clear, structured approach. What you wrote down in five minutes is a start. I would now like to help you step by step get to the point where you can look to the future with more self-esteem and make a plan.
If you lack forces or do not dare to jump over the gap, why not build a bridge with my help! You can do it! We can do it together!
Meanwhile, be appreciative and benevolent to yourself.
Best wishes, Tatjana Gaspar