Have you ever cried in front of your manager?

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Have you ever experienced something like this?

Manager: How are things going?

Me: Well, I’ve been better….and then the tears started.

Often people run a bit ragged trying to cover for multiple open positions, do the job you were hired to do, manage a team, and hire multiple people. You hate having to say no when someone asks for something, but sometime you just hit your breaking point.

You give so much for so many weeks, but feel like you can’t get ahead. Each day you just continue to get further and further behind.

When you feel the frustration finally surfacing, you probably don’t love when it happens in front of your manager, but sometime you need to let it happen.

Once you are willing to just give in and feel all the overwhelm, it comes and goes in a matter of minutes.

You’ll feel better if you let it happen. You’ll still have a long to-do list, but you won’t feel as overwhelmed anymore. Learning to let your emotions come and being willing to experience them is how to start feeling better. Turing into them and not pushing the stress and anxiety further down make it less intense.

The next time you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and at your breaking point, just let it happen. Feel it. Don’t try to tell yourself it’s going to be okay. Just be not okay for a few minutes.

It’s okay, to not be okay.

This is what makes us human. Living a full spectrum of emotions is so much easier than trying to live on one side of that spectrum.

You got this.

If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed and nothing is helping, let’s jump on the phone and figure out what’s going on. Grab time on my calendar and let’s chat.

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Hey, I’m Lindsay Lyman

I spent the last 11 years growing my career at one of the largest tech companies in the world. I’ve built teams, launched new products, and created my own jobs. As a certified coach, I teach people how to manage the noise in their head to feel motivated and valued at work again.

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