Like you, I have my work strengths and weaknesses. I also have things I like about my job and situations that frustrate me. Working through an opportunity to redefine elements of my role I have today created a list of strengths and frustrations.

The frustrations have been there for a long time and a couple of hours after writing them down I realised there had been a shift and I now feel empowered to act upon them. Until now I’ve complained and very much treated them as caused by other people or systems.

The act of writing, which engaged both Language and Body, shifted my Mood and corresponding outlook to my situation. I have moved from Frustration (and let’s admit often Anger) to Acceptance and with that I have newfound power to take actions previously unavailable to me.

Here is a lesson I must remember.