So am I mended yet, how am I feeling (in myself)?
Well the progress and change has been disappointing so far. The purple spots didn't appear but I am constantly knackered, feel like I have a headache most of the time and I feel like my vision has been affected. But these are pretty much all listed on the set of common side effects so I guess that's ok.
It also says that you need to avoid alcohol, which is a challenge and that they may take 4 weeks to work, so at the moment it feels all pain no gain.
I just started a new job this week, but am still doing some of the old one and it's a busy time. And also a pressured one (mostly my own pressure starting a new job and wanting to impress).
But it's probably the perfect time (what with my state of mind) to be having some reasonable adjustment.
The time to change doc says "Managing workload and priorities can be difficult for a range of reasons, including problems focusing, or a tendency to take on too much. Some people benefit from having extra support with this, on either an ongoing basis, or just when they need it. It may be helpful to focus on fewer, manageable pieces of work for a while. "
I think that's something I need to recognise and discuss. I've never been good at saying no and do feel at the moment that my focus isn't as sharp as it usually is, so I'm glad I read this document and have noticed and will have a think about what I can do differently.
Being a remote worker doesn't help either and I was therefore pleased when my new boss prompted a conversation this week about how to stay in touch better and I suggested some way of flagging how I 'felt' to my 2 colleagues 60 miles away.
So that's it for this one. Be aware of the support you may need or may be entitled to and also the support your employees / colleagues may need.
I'm not saying I need a lot, but wanted to share.
Mr Paul Wyse