Seemingly conflicting feelings common in not-for-profit & public sector colleagues
I’m willing to bet you’ve felt at least one of these things!
You can be kind & giving AND stick to your boundaries
You could have done more AND the work you did was enough
Other people are struggling more than you AND your struggle is still real
You are a plate-spinner AND you need a break
You are talented and know your stuff AND sometimes you need help
The fact of the matter is, each of these things can be true. At the same time
And there are many other pairings that are the same
Just because one statement, idea, feeling or emotion is true / valid / right does not automatically render the conflicting or different thought, feeling or emotion false / invalid / wrong
These do not suggest failure, weakness or lack of ability to cope
You are amazing - fact!