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Getting the sparkle back on a dull day. How?

posted Apr 2, 2014, 4:05 PM by Christa Bedwin

Woke up dispirited. I had this great free yoga vibe going. I felt like I came into this job with the ability to do Anything! Offer free yoga, inspire people to Beakerhead ( or whatever other fun might seem appropriate.

But no. Management's pressing on my head to stop doing fun stuff. Stop being so out there. Stop being so damn happy, damnit!

So okay, I stopped being happy. But you know what? That's not really me. I need to be serving others or I'm not alive. Plus, my Aspergery brain just doesn't get it. Do less? Because why? But having fun at work makes people more productive! And makes them want to come to work! And makes them happy! So. My spark was low.

So I asked my friend Sailesh at work (Sailesh is brilliant but quiet, I am very lucky that he counts me as a friend). He said, in the chat window:

any way, take things one at a time.

and I am 100% sure you will succeed.

sometime it takes a bit longer to get want you want.

but if you are right, and keep trying, you are sure to get success.

I love it how it's like he wrote in poetry. And that made me feel better.

And then I talked to Roberto (you know, and he re-inspired me all over again and he's talking about doing a joint podcast and what makes people awesome or not awesome and all that jazz. And yeah. We can do awesome.

And I heard from the senior guy in Europe who's doing articles with me and that cheered me up. And then I chatted with the colleague from Turkey and she cheered me up too. And then I got a sparkly card in the mail from my aunt who likes to make sparkly cards and that really cheered me up, funny little thing. And then I had a meeting with a senior guy that I should have arranged to meet long before now and.... see? Lots of things went right.

So one can get one's sparkle back on a dull day, especially if you have cheerful friends.

Oh. And the room-mate had built an aqueduct of toilet paper when I woke up this morning, that was pretty fun too.