What a time to be alive! We’ve come a good distance because the pandemic started in early 2020, and there have been a number of unexpected adjustments in current instances – each personally and professionally. Whereas these (virtually) two years have undoubtedly been troublesome, we’ve finished our greatest to persevere as we proceed to beat this era in our lives. Amidst all of the uncertainty, nonetheless, I’ve discovered consolation in remembering to understand the little issues that life has to supply – a lot of which can have beforehand been taken with no consideration.
With the vacations now upon us, I wished to spend a number of moments reflecting on these takeaways, so we will start the brand new 12 months full of gratitude and positivity.
1. Prioritize Your Well being
Heading into 2022, I do know that nothing is extra vital than my well being. The pandemic dropped at mild the significance of excellent well being, and through the hustle and bustle of life, we will typically overlook it. Now, with this subject within the highlight, a real focus has been placed on an individual’s total well-being.
Cisco has all the time been an organization that encourages its staff to deal with their well being, they usually’ve proven this in a number of methods – generally by offering us with psychological well being days (often known as a “Day for Me”) to assist stop burnout as a lot as doable, and even via a few of our different advantages such because the Worker Help Program (EAP) which permits us to hunt extra help from professionals.
2. Unfold Extra Love
Compassion and empathy are rooted within the tradition throughout Cisco, and I’ve personally witnessed it many instances, most not too long ago as a part of the AppDynamics workforce. As an worker, being a part of a workforce the place every member genuinely seems out for you and cares about you is an underrated blessing which might be discovered amongst the individuals at this firm.
Throughout these instances, I’ve additionally discovered a brand new appreciation for with the ability to spend extra time with my household. The extent of high quality time we’ve had lately is really a present and with the ability to lean on family members throughout powerful instances has been a silver lining to what we’re enduring. From cooking meals collectively to bonding over household sport nights, I actually recognize the moments we get to spend collectively.
3. By no means Cease Rising
Nature has additionally been a therapeutic drive throughout this part, outdated hobbies have been revived, and new hobbies have been found. Expertise helped us keep related, and we discovered that easy issues similar to laughter, kindness, and time with family members are what carry us essentially the most happiness. Like Cisco, I really like these moments of connecting and re-connecting with associates, household, hobbies, and passions.
Nonetheless, it’s okay to really feel overwhelmed and unsure at instances. The vital factor is that we’re working via these difficult instances collectively. It’s encouraging to know that we aren’t alone, and I’m grateful to work at an organization with people who care extra about one another than merely the work at hand. We’re stronger collectively, and that has turn out to be much more obvious over the past two years.
One factor I’ve discovered via all of that is that generally you simply want to simply accept issues for what they’re and transfer on. Sure issues are out of our management, and letting go is actually the important thing to being joyful. Change might be immensely troublesome, however with time, it typically turns into one thing unexpectedly wonderful. That’s the great thing about life – powerful instances don’t final endlessly, and the darkest storms are what carry us the brightest rainbows. We are going to quickly be ringing in a brand new 12 months, and collectively we are going to step ahead with new views from all the expansion we’ve had not too long ago. 2022 will definitely current us with some further love and heat.
The perfect is but to return, and I want you all a cheerful, protected, and wholesome new 12 months!
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