Now, Mandy is a hard worker. She's a real ‘To Do List’ person, highly internally motivated to do a good job and get things done, but it became clear that she was exhausted. She hadn’t had a holiday in over a decade, she’d moved locations a couple of times and now had spent three years working in a job that was out of alignment with her core values.
We worked on getting her back in touch with herself, rediscovering her strengths, her core motivators and core values, and with support she was able to consider and plan a three-month career break. Three months where she would have no plans or To Do lists. In fact, I suggested she do jigsaw puzzles and just give her mind a break from the tension of work and the stress of trying to find a way to a more suitable position.
Stepping away from her current job, and giving herself permission to rest has been the jolt she needed to get clarity and the space she needed to discover an amazing new opportunity.
In the first five weeks of her break Mandy completed two 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles, more importantly, found the missing pieces of herself.