Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Past Few Weeks - Stress and Realizations

"I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless." -Bette Davis

If we have exchanged an email before, you will notice that this is the quote taped on my signature. I feel like, in a way, I am designed to be slightly dissatisfied no matter how much I achieve. I crave for more and it's what fuels me to constantly grow and become a better version of myself everyday; although, I need to also constantly remind myself to take a rest every once in awhile and enjoy the fruits of my hard labor.

Our organization is, currently, rebranding and creating new programs and services to be able to cater to more people and fulfill its goal towards poverty alleviation. I know, it's an ambitious goal, but if we don't start it right now, when and who would initiate it? Someone has to. This bold step that KMBI has taken, from moving to San Fernando, Pampanga to re-creating its programs has encouraged me to work harder because I can really feel the desire and passion of the people I am with to genuinely help people. In a way, the corporate dispute and divide that happened to our organization has made people realize why we do what we do and, in a way, we have renewed our passion and desire to help people and become "agents of change."

With the current workload that I have (planning, budgeting, departmental assumptions, creative output, etc.), my schedule has been pretty messed up and I feel that if I don't fix it right now, I might endanger my good work-life balance.

Last weekend, the boyfriend and I planned a dinner date somewhere in Greenbelt but then he was not feeling well and I needed some work done; so I went to his office and had a "working date" instead. Honestly, I enjoyed the working date but the question is: "was it healthy?" We were working the whole day with only a few hours of sleep and have been, also, working 7 times a week. I guess that is one of the things we have in common. We're both workaholics and we are so passionate with what we do for a living; but we make sure that we see each other every weekends, still.

I am hoping that everything starts stabilizing by next year (2015). I need to develop a good workout routine here in Pampanga, a healthier diet and a healthy work schedule for my fulltime job, my side jobs and blogging as well.

It's December now. End of the year, for most of us, means more reports, the next year's budget and planning... More work, in short. How do you deal with all the stress? Have you developed a good work-life balance or is yours as messed up as mine now?


I would love to know your thoughts!

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