Communicating Up

Today was a challenging day for my anxiety.

Our team had a long meeting where we discussed expectations around a project. I didn't leave the meeting feeling confident that management understood my concerns.

Unfortunately, with my precarious mental health, that meant I needed to be more firm. I emailed my boss - who wasn't at the company for my hospitalization - to explain the unrealistic expectations are more than an annoyance to me, they are dangerous.

Writing that email was challenging. I am emotionally exhausted playing out what the possible repercussions could be in my head. However, I know that if I want to maintain the successful management of my mental health, I need to advocate for myself professionally.

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