What a time to be alive! We’ve come a great distance because the pandemic started in early 2020, and there have been a number of unexpected modifications in current occasions – each personally and professionally. Whereas these (nearly) two years have undoubtedly been tough, we’ve achieved 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 – lots of which can have beforehand been taken without any consideration.
With the vacations now upon us, I needed to spend a number of moments reflecting on these takeaways, so we will start the brand new yr crammed with 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 throughout the hustle and bustle of life, we will usually overlook it. Now, with this matter 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 maintain their well being, and so they’ve proven this in a number of methods – typically by offering us with psychological well being days (also called a “Day for Me”) to assist stop burnout as a lot as potential, and even by way of a few of our different advantages such because the Worker Help Program (EAP) which permits us to hunt further help from professionals.
2. Unfold Extra Love
Compassion and empathy are rooted within the tradition throughout Cisco, and I’ve personally witnessed it many occasions, most lately as a part of the AppDynamics group. As an worker, being a part of a group the place every member genuinely appears out for you and cares about you is an underrated blessing which will be discovered amongst the individuals at this firm.
Throughout these occasions, 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 in recent times is really a present and with the ability to lean on family members throughout powerful occasions has been a silver lining to what we’re enduring. From cooking meals collectively to bonding over household sport nights, I really recognize the moments we get to spend collectively.
3. By no means Cease Rising
Nature has additionally been a therapeutic drive throughout this part, previous hobbies have been revived, and new hobbies have been found. Know-how helped us keep linked, and we discovered that straightforward issues similar to laughter, kindness, and time with family members are what carry us essentially the most happiness. Like Cisco, I 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 occasions. The vital factor is that we’re working by way of these difficult occasions 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 grow to be much more obvious over the past two years.
One factor I’ve realized by way of all of that is that typically 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 will be immensely tough, however with time, it usually turns into one thing unexpectedly superb. That’s the great thing about life – powerful occasions don’t final without end, and the darkest storms are what carry us the brightest rainbows. We are going to quickly be ringing in a brand new yr, and collectively we’ll step ahead with new views from all the expansion we’ve had lately. 2022 will definitely current us with some further love and heat.
The most effective is but to come back, and I want you all a contented, secure, and wholesome new yr!
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