Our family has just undergone some surgery. Without going into details specially as the operation was a success and we are on the up, I will say that it was a serious one. There are many things I draw from experiences such as this but from this specific one, it has been the realisation that the tricks I use to manage difficult situations at work can also be used in a more personal context. People tend to think that, because of the emotions involved, familiar situations are unlike those we face daily at work. It s my opinion however, that in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed in times of crisis, one can always apply the same logic to any difficult situation.
After spending Christmas with a slight Disney saturation caused by watching, discussing and listening to “Frozen” one too many times, I was wondering how could it be that I am not able to enjoy the movie that much. Th is is a movie that has reigned the planet for a year yet, and I (a fan of animated movies) cannot get into it or see what the fuss is about. After long consideration, I have realised that it simply isn’t my kind of movie.