Advice

No job too small

I’m a huge believer in doing your job effectively no matter what. Sometimes, it’s a difficult lesson to follow and the thought of having to do something you don’t want to can be daunting. But, even if you don’t want to do something, it’s your job and you don’t have much of a choice.

I have multiple jobs. I’m a student, a secretary of an organization, a wife, a student rep, a dog owner, a daughter, a sister, etc. Everyone has multiple jobs depending on how you look at it. Some days, I don’t want to be a student and the idea of getting a “real” job and being done with school sounds perfect. Some days, I don’t want to be a wife and help take care of the house and be a responsible adult. In the end, these are the jobs I’ve chosen and I’m obligated to do my best at all of them.

As a student, my job is to go to class, be prepared, and do my homework. It’s a big job. Being a sister or a daughter, definitely not as big of a job. I check in with my mom everyday, talk to my sister occasionally, and make sure I’m there for big events. To me, it doesn’t matter if the job is a big or small job, it requires at least part of my attention and I should be giving it 100% effort no matter what.

It’s difficult to give attention to a million things and of course time management is critical. When you’re doing everything you can for all your jobs, it’s overwhelming. It’s important to remember that your most important job is to take care of yourself, whatever that means for you. YOU are your first job.

 

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