It’s that time of the year. First working day of the new year. When you are still in “wishing people a happy new year” mode. When you try your best to reach out to people, especially those whom you have always distanced…just in a lame attempt to smooth things that might not have gone down well, like insubordination or the likes. It’s a new chance to look at people differently and to take a shot at personal perception management.
This struck me when one of my colleagues who manages to annoy e every single time pinged me. My normal reaction would be to immediately set my status to invisible. However yesterday I felt no anger or irritation. I actually managed to have a decent conversation and even helped him with some editing. It’s funny how different times in a year can make you look at things differently.
Hmmmm…if I could look at each day like it was the first day. This would certainly help in not mulling over previous experiences and resentments.