I know I don’t talk about my work very often here on the blog. For me, it’s important to try and keep the two separate. This blog is a place for me to be fun and have fun, find inspiration, and hopefully inspire a few people along the way as well. Not to mention. . . I just like writing :).
But, sometimes my work creeps into my little head so much that I want to include it on the blog.
We had a training this morning about working with clients, specifically focusing on de-escalation techniques. We work with a lot of people in crisis, and in those moments it is so important to meet a client where they are at.
Something that was said during the training has REALLY stuck with me, and is something that I want to very intentionally work to integrate into my everyday life, both personally and professionally.
Try to understand before you are understood.
As a social worker, and a for-fun writer, wife, daughter and friend, I found this quote extremely relevant to basically every aspect of my day-to-day.
I am an outspoken person. I have opinions, and I voice them. I am passionate, vocal, and sometimes stubborn. I have a lot to say and want to be heard. While I can see that this is all good in many circumstances, there are times when I need to work on UNDERSTANDING where others are coming from before I get on my own soap box.
I am not normally a fan of New Year’s Resolutions, but this is something that starting today, I am going to resolve to work on. Everyday. In all my relationships, interactions, and even passions.
Ok — as of this evening, I will be back to normal running and healthy living fun stuff, I swear 🙂
Question of the Afternoon: Can anybody else relate to this? Any other out-of-the box resolutions?