Progress, Not Perfection, Is Something I Need to Keep in Mind

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I began a new job final week and messed up significant-time in the initial two days. I was not used to this new EMR (electronic healthcare record) software program and merely created a couple of crucial errors. Some of them could be rectified a single could not.

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I took comprehensive duty for them and e-mailed my supervisor. She told me how to ideal procced and I did as she directed. Several years ago, this would have sent me into a comprehensive tailspin, but due to the fact of life events more than the final a number of years, I’m capable to place these errors in greater point of view,

I also knew I wasn’t most likely to repeat these errors. The education period consisted of reading by means of a 60-web page manual. That is not my best finding out style. I’m a kinesthetic learner, which implies I’m a hands-on, participatory learner. I find out by immersing myself in the project and performing.

And given that the stroke (the third anniversary of which is coming up on 5/26), I’ve had to create inventive procedures of working and organizing which make the most sense for me. Most of the time, It’s trial and error, till I really feel as even though I’ve hit on the appropriate strategy. Then at least I think I have a technique in spot and I have a sense I’ve regained some semblance of manage.

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I have to have to force myself to appear at my private life (in particular my entrepreneurial venture, BWellBStrong), with the exact same forgiving lens, I’m viewing my skilled life. I’m writing this post at 3 a.m., merely due to the fact I didn’t have time this weekend. I had 4 Zoom sessions every single on each Saturday and Sunday and in amongst all of them, I had to stroll my rescue dog, Shelby. Thank goodness for her or I might under no circumstances get out of my apartment.

I’ve normally been an early riser, but this is bordering on the ridiculous. My asthma has been flaring for the final 3 months and I’ve been on higher doses of prednisone, which has been wreaking havoc with my sleep. This weekend was just exhausting. And I identified out that my aunt, my mother’s sister, to whom I was incredibly close was place on hospice. This was not unexpected, but it signifies exactly where she is in the finish stage of her life.

Talk about placing items in point of view. It’s tough to be excellent when somebody you adore is dying. As substantially as life appears out of manage appropriate now and as substantially I want to be in manage, I have to accept this is some thing beyond anyone’s capacity to influence.

Back to the DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) ability of radical acceptance. Seemingly so easy, but so complicated. I work at it each day.

Thanks for reading,


© Andrea Rosenhaft

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