What if you were kinder to yourself?


I am behind on project reporting at work. And I know this doesn’t sound like a big deal but I’ve been behind for awhile and I keep getting more and more behind.

I keep thinking that things will slow down and I’ll have time to catch up, but it hasn’t happened. And it has really started to weigh me down. I feel like I’m not getting the work I need to get down. I don’t feel productive. I feel like I’m failing at my job. Something needs to change.

So last week I sat down with my supervisor to discuss this. I explained my situation and proposed the supports that I would need to get caught up. She was willing to implement some of the supports needed but also wanted to implement a timeline within which I would get completely caught up.

And this week, with the supports in place and the looming deadline, I was able to complete 4 project reports and feel much better about the work that I’m doing.

I’ve always been someone who thought I could do it all alone but I’m realizing now that sometimes I need help too. I don’t like asking for help and it took until I felt like I breaking to ask but it worked.

What if I was kinder to myself? What if I asked for help before I was at a breaking point? What if I realized that I didn’t have to do it all alone?  I’m a fierce independent and I love that I can do it alone but sometimes its better if I do it with others. Sometimes its better when I ask for help.  Sometimes people want to help me but I push them away.

If you’re a fierce independent too maybe it’s time to ask: What would happen if you were kinder to yourself?

If you’re like me, it’s not an easy but it is better.  Try it out.


This week my article is short because I’m working on something big for next week. Friday August 5th, along with the newsletter, I’ll be launching my first episode of a podcast! I’m really excited about the guest I’m chatting with and where our conversation will go. I don’t have a title for the podcast yet so if you have any ideas – shoot me an email at bryn.bamber@gmail.com!

Also in August I’m launching a new and improved version of the Courage Compass online workshop. See the flyer below or check out more details on the website!!




Author: Bryn Bamber

I work with big hearted people who want to make a positive impact in the world. The only problem is: -Your career isn’t working -You wake up some days and don’t want to get out of bed -You’re stressed about paying the bills Career Coaching in the Forest teaches you how to make small shifts that will free up tons of energy for the things you really love. A life where you wake up to feeling a sense of purpose and easily pay the bills. I teach you how to approach making a career change in a way that is fun, easy and gets results :). I have over a decade of experience in the field of education and during my four years at an educational non-profit I hired enough contract staff to know what employers want and DON’T WANT in the job application process. So why did I start this? When I was 24, I was overwhelmed by my job working with vulnerable youth and fell apart. I moved to a yoga centre for 2 years to put myself back together. There I figured out what I was messing up at work and became a yoga and meditation teacher. Career Coaching in the Forest will help you to see the mistakes you’re making without having to move to a yoga centre! And use meditative practices to help you see where you need to go. I know exactly what it feels when something’s not right in your career and now I love helping others to make changes so their lives can become full of meaning and purpose again and so that you can make lots money too ;). Start today: get my Free Resource: Land Your Dream Job Checklist here - tinyurl.com/dreamjobchecklist And above all else, please go for your dreams. Your life has meaning. You are here for reason. Find out what it is and when you do put all you that you got towards it! Talk soon! Bryn To learn more go to www.couragecompass.org

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