I’ve never actually sat down and watched Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Sometimes I might be Sleepy and in the work place, that’s definitely not a good thing. (Most of the time I’m Zoomy, that’s Dwarfs number eight who actually gets the work done and didn’t hang around for the filming.)
For me, Sleepy leads to Dopey, leads to Grumpy, leads to annoyed and frustrated. It’s only sometimes but it pops up now and then. Usually I can ride it through by keeping my head down but that’s about to change.
I’ve recently made a decision to change job. My new job will bring with it new pressures and I’m beginning to worry about how I’m going to cope. The work I do can be intense, high pressure even but I’ve always enjoyed it, truly, I’d be bored otherwise. I like the vrah-vrah-vroom but can’t always keep up. See, I’m digging my own ditch here.
As I have Hashimoto’s my new employer has noted my disability. It caught me by surprise. I’m able to function normally most of the time, people won’t know I have problem and they’ll assume I’m a bit tired is all. I’ve never thought of myself as having a disability. I’m very lucky to function as well as I do and am grateful for my good fortune every day. I know it can all change tomorrow.
So, I have a new job that I’m excited about, very scared about and my new manager will have to judge my performance without knowing how much the Hashimoto’s effects me. I struggle to define how much my thyroid affects me. I really have no idea how I’m going to get through this.
Fingers crossed, the new job will put a spring in my step so I can just be Happy. (Perhaps a ninth Dwarf called Optimism is required.)
Your turn: How do you cope with work etc and your condition? Have you particular techniques that help you when you’re fatigued/brain fogged? What strategies help you through your day?
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