To cure heaviness at work 1

Work can give us a fabulous opportunity to earn a wage, make a great contribution to our community, use our gifts and do this with others.  It can also feel heavy and burdensome at times.

There are lots of reasons why the workplace can seem heavy, perhaps because it can be a place of competition rather than cooperation, or our gifts can feel like they are being squeezed out rather than used and developed

However, what I think can be our greatest contributor to feeling heavy, restless and fatigued at work, is not because of work, but the expectation and false tension I have about it.

I can make things harder for myself by pushing myself when I am already doing enough. Or worry about things that are not my problem. Or be frustrated when I am not feeling appreciated enough.

When this happens is that the potential joy that could come from my work and contribution is squashed down and submerged, and negativity rises to the surface.

I cannot always do something about structure and interpersonal issues, however, I can change my attitude and find a restful and grateful spirit in the midst of busy workplace.

Let’s take a restful spirit to the workplace.

No Regrets,


About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".

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