In the 90s when I was a teenager, a publishing company started a brand called “Chicken Soup for the Soul”. There are a lot of these books aimed at different self development issues and age ranges. They are series, consisting of inspirational, true stories about ordinary people’s lives.
Chicken Soup Sundays are going to my reflections. Everything from where I am as a practitioner to the effects of my work on my day to day life. Since leaving frontline social work, I haven’t given myself much opportunity foe self reflection, mostly because I didn’t think it would be relevant as I sit behind a desk these days. However, in the last few weeks I have noticed that the work I am doing now, the new systems of which I find myself apart and the information I have to review are having a massive impact on my mental health and I am having to seek outside help. I think having this space will help me process information, reflection on my responses to my circumstances and ultimately make me a better practitioner.
Hopefully you all will be able to learn from my mistakes and contribute some of your own coping techniques. I look forward to sharing my journey.
Image from Chicken Soup for the soul website. Click on picture for website.