Arnav Roy

Your personal life will affect your professional life.

Many people try to separate the two and act like they’re distinct but they’re connected.

What goes on in your personal life affects your stress level and therefore your mental and physical wellbeing.

For example, the amount of sleep in your personal time will affect your mental performance ability at work.

Or, if you’re going through a tough time, like a personal loss/death or a divorce, your emotional health will be affected and that will weigh on you as you work.

We may be able to separate our time in terms of personal and work.

But as humans, we are a whole creature. Our well-being is your well-being.

Everything is interconnected. Our well-being doesn’t separate between personal and work.

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Managing people is a skill.

The other day, I was talking to someone at a tech company.

He has a technical background as a software developer.

He was lamenting about the fact that his manager, who has less technical knowledge than him, makes more money than him.

It’s important for all of us to understand that managing people is a skill.

Though, managing may fall into a “soft” skill and may mean the person is not as “technically” smart, it’s still a skill.

Respect people for that ability, it’s a much needed skill in any organization.

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Enjoy your wins.

It’s okay to be happy, to be celebratory.

It’s okay to reflect and be proud of all the effort you put in, to get to where you’ve gotten.

I think our culture has become very much focused on asking “what’s next?” after every day — win or lose.

The other day, my friend was remarking how he finished running a marathon. Our friend, after he finished his story, said, so when’s the next one (not even letting him enjoy the fact that he just finished one)?

If we don’t feel joy or enjoyment out from the hard work that allowed us to win, when will we feel joy?

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Today, a lot of people want to reverse engineer the process from the place they are now to where they want to be.

Certainly, reverse engineering can help with planning and setting goals/benchmarks.

However, realize some things in life come from pure serendipity and without calculation.

Take the Grateful Living…

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Arnav Roy

Arnav Roy

Mental health advocate, host of Grateful Living Podcast. Life Coach. YouTube Channel: Grateful Living. Instagram @aroy81547.