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Module 3: Work Pressure and Feeling Unappreciated

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Even though my colleagues all seem smarter than me, they walk around confidently, they get all the appreciation, I deeply and completely accept myself for who I am.

Even though deadlines knock the wind out of my sails and instead of going faster, I get stuck, afraid to move forward under pressure, I accept myself for feeling this fear.

I’m ready to learn new ways of feeling comfortable and confident no matter what I face at work.

Round 1

Eyebrow point I feel burdened by my work.

Side of the eye I can’t work under pressure.

Under the eye Deadlines make me nervous.

Under the nose I feel rushed to finish my work even when there is no real hurry.

Chin This rush, this pressure is too much for me to handle.

Collarbone I hate it when people rush me into finishing things.

Under the arm I like to take my time doing my work, slowly and steadily.

Top of the head This false urgency disrupts my peace.

Round 2

Eyebrow point I can’t focus when I’m feeling rushed.

Side of the eye It has become fashionable to set inhuman deadlines.

Under the eye When nobody’s really dying for the result of my work.

Under the nose At this rate, younger employees will overtake me with their smarts.

Chin I’m afraid I’m a misfit in this corporate culture.

Collarbone People have been around this place far too long.

Under the arm I can never match up to them.

Top of the head I feel safe being invisible.

Round 3

Eyebrow point I feel safe being in the background.

Side of the eye No one takes me seriously anyway.

Under the eye My position isn’t all that important.

Under the nose They could replace me tomorrow if they wanted to.

Chin No one looks up to me.

Collarbone I’m feel stunted by the big-wigs.

Under the arm They walk around like they have been here forever.

Top of the head But the truth is, no matter how long someone has been here,

Round 4

Eyebrow point it is no indication of their level of skill or talent.

Side of the eye If they were any good, they’d be in a much better job than this!

Under the eye That reminds me, what am I doing here?

Under the nose Why am I even here?

Chin It is as if I’m always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Collarbone I’m always at the edge of my seat.

Under the arm Trying to impress my manager.

Top of the head Wanting to gain favour with my co-workers.

Round 5

Eyebrow point No one expects me to do well.

Side of the eye It’s like I’m not even around.

Under the eye This is the scene at lunchtime too.

Under the nose I don’t feel comfortable sharing a table with the “star employees”.

Chin Worst is when I need to stand up and address a bunch of people.

Collarbone My palms become sweaty, my tongue feels like dead weight.

Under the arm I feel looked down upon. People walk all over me.

Top of the head I feel so disconnected from all of this.

Round 6

Eyebrow point I feel uneasy presenting my point of view.

Side of the eye I fear my arguments will be shot down.

Under the eye I am so averse to confrontation.

Under the nose I don’t want to be seen as a trouble maker.

Chin I don’t want my co-workers ganging up on me.

Collarbone I will never match up to their smarts.

Under the arm Sometimes I over-react due to this fear.

Top of the head And lose my temper when I shouldn’t.

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