Speak Up.

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A friend is 40 minutes late for our coffee date but I give him a hug and act as if he is on time. A colleague doesn’t show up for a meeting we’ve had planned for a long time, but I shrug it off and reschedule. The internet install guy drags out a simple procedure that should take 20 minutes so that it takes over 3 hours, but I smile, make polite conversation and laugh at his jokes.

I have gotten good at acting as if everything is fine. I have gotten good at hiding my anger. I have gotten good at avoiding conflict at all costs.

But I am starting to realize that every time I bite my tongue and pretend that everything is fine, it makes me feel sick inside. Even just writing this makes me feel tired and gross like there’s something black and sticky covering my heart.

It goes without saying: this doesn’t make me feel alive.

So I am practicing speaking up.  Saying something.  Anything. Breaking my pattern of silence.

And it won’t be perfect, I will mistake make sometimes. Sometimes I will be too harsh. Sometimes the person won’t understand.

But when breaking a pattern that I’ve had for decades I can’t expect it to break it perfectly. And neither can you. If you’re like me and have me stuffed your anger down and away for decades, you could do this.

You could,
Speak Up.

  • Do you want to speak up?
  • Overcome shame?
  • Stop feeling so drained?
  • Have more time for what you love?

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Take care of yourself!!

Bryn
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Bryn Bamber
Career Burnout Coach
The Courage Compass
bryn@couragecompass.org

 

 

Author: Bryn Bamber

Career Coach Bryn Bamber helps people like you find a career that’s aligned with your goals. Her Burnout to Brilliance program teaches you how to make small shifts that will free up tons of energy for the things you really love. Start today with your FREE Checklist: Decrease Stress and Get an Hour of Your Day Back! Get it here - tinyurl.com/getanhourback. Learn more about Bryn & the Burnout to Brilliance program at www.brynbamber.com.

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